Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
1Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Rita Gluzman v. United States of America, Brief of Amicus Curiae,, Cato Legal Briefs

Rita Gluzman v. United States of America, Brief of Amicus Curiae,, Cato Legal Briefs

Ratings: (0)|Views: 152|Likes:
Published by Cato Institute

More info:

Published by: Cato Institute on Mar 26, 2009
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

05/10/2014

pdf

text

original

 
NO. 98-1326IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATESOCTOBER TERM, 1998___________________RITA GLUZMAN, PETITIONERv.UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, RESPONDENT____________________BRIEF OF
 AMICUS CURIAE
THE CATO INSTITUTEIN SUPPORT OF THE PETITION FOR A WRIT OFCERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OFAPPEALS FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT______________________________T
IMOTHY
L
YNCH
Counsel of Record 
J
ARETT
B. D
ECKER
The Cato Institute1000 Massachusetts Ave. N.W.Washington, D.C. 20001(202) 842-0200Counsel for Amicus Curiae
 
TABLE OF CONTENTSINTEREST OF THE
 AMICUS
.........................................1SUMMARY OF THE ARGUMENT................................2ARGUMENT.....................................................................2I.THE SECOND CIRCUIT INCORRECTLYRULED THAT THE COMMERCE CLAUSEGIVES CONGRESS POWER OVER THEWHOLLY NON-COMMERCIAL CRIMINALCONDUCT OF DOMESTIC ABUSE...................2A.
Lopez
Held That Congress May Regulate OnlyCommercial Activities Under The CommerceClause.....................................................................21.The Opinion of the Court...................................32.The Concurring Opinions..................................4B.The Domestic Violence Clause Requires ThatCongress Act Only Upon Petition from a StateSeeking Protection Against Domestic Violence.....5C.The Second Circuit Has Jettisoned The Restrictionof Commerce-Clause Legislation To CommercialActivity...................................................................6II.THE SECOND CIRCUITS RULINGTHREATENS THE SAFEGUARDS OFFEDERALISM AND INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS.....7A.Federal Intrusion Into Routine Law EnforcementUndermines The Local Control AndAccountability Intended By The Framers.............7B.Federal Duplication of State Criminal CodesThreatens Individual Rights...............................10CONCLUSION................................................................12
 
ii
TABLE OF AUTHORITIES
Cases
 Abbate v. United States
, 359 U.S. 187 (1959)....................11
Caminetti v. United States,
242 U.S. 470 (1917)..................7
Gibbons v. Ogden
, 9 Wheat. 1, 196, 6 L.Ed. 23 (1824)........3
 Hoke v. United States
, 227 U.S. 308 (1913).........................7
Screws v. United States, 325 U.S. 91, 109 (1945)(pluralityopinion))
..........................................................................3
United States v. Lopez
, 514 U.S. 549 (1995)...............passim
Other Authorities
A
MERICAN
B
AR
A
SS
N
, T
ASK
F
ORCE ON THE
F
EDERALIZATION OF
C
RIMINAL
L
AW
, T
HE
F
EDERALIZATION OF
C
RIMINAL
L
AW
(1998)...................11Bybee,
 Insuring Domestic Tranquility: Lopez,Federalization of Crime, and the Forgotten Role of the Domestic Violence Clause
, 66 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1........6Calabresi,
“A Government of Limited and EnumeratePowers”: In Defense of United States v. Lopez,
94 M
ICH
.L. R
EV
. 752, 756 (1995)...................................................8Epstein,
Constitutional Faith and the Commerce Clause
, 71N
OTRE
D
AME
L. R
EV
. 167 (1996)....................................1Epstein,
The Proper Scope of the Commerce Power 
, 73 V
A
.L. R
EV
. 1387 (1987)........................................................3Griffith,
 Lessons in Collaboration from Local DomesticViolence Councils
, 33 W
ILLIAMETTE
L. R
EV
. 931, 934-938 (1997).....................................................................10Hanna,
The Paradox of Hope: The Crime and Punishment of  Domestic Violence
, 39 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1505, 1516 atn. 38 (1998)...................................................................10K
AMISAR
, L
A
F
AVE
,
AND
I
SRAEL
, M
ODERN
C
RIMINAL
P
ROCEDURE
49, 392-97, 1128-36 (7th ed. 1990).............11Klein and Orloff,
Providing Legal Protection for Battered Women: An Analysis of State Statutes and Case Law,
21H
OFSTRA
L. R
EV
. 801, 810 (1993)..........................passim

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->