Taking Federalism Seriously: Lopez and the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act

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Glenn Harlan Reynolds

University of Tennessee College of Law

David B. Kopel

Independence Institute; Denver University - Sturm College of Law

Date Written: October 1, 1997

Abstract

This essay argues that under the Supreme Court's Lopez and Morrison decisions, and a proper understanding of the extent of Congress's commerce power, Congress lacks constitutional power to regulate abortion.

Keywords: abortion, federalism, commerce clause, lopez, morrison

Suggested Citation

Reynolds, Glenn Harlan and Kopel, David B., Taking Federalism Seriously: Lopez and the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act (October 1, 1997). Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 30, No. 1, 1997. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1026189

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