It was in a local school zone with a student who attended that local school. They did not have any reason to believe he moved recently so it did not need to be classified as an activity under interstate commerce.
If this belief was accepted then any activity, like cases in family law that affect people's lives economically, would be under Congress's authority to regulate
Congress argued that the firearm at school could lead to a violent crime, injuring and killing many which would then greatly affect the economy
They declared it a criminal statute and said it did not involve commerce or any economic activity
It was not connected to interstate commerce and did not count as a commercial activity
Congress may not regulate all activities, only the intrastate activities that have a 'substantial effect on the status of interstate commerce'
Commerce is to regulate and Congress may exercise that power with no limitations.
As the Board of Education of Topeka's policies currently state, there is no level of equality amongst all children.
In order for children to succeed in life, they need to get a quality education.
Separate doesn't always mean equal because of the lack of equal funding to schools for colored children.
Compulsory school attendance laws have gone into effect to enhance the importance of educating the youth of the country.
Education has become one of the most important functions of state and local governments.
The educational system has changed in the United States since the Plessy decision in 1896.
This enhances the feeling of inferiority of colored children to their white counterparts.
It has the backing of the legal system.
The negative impact it has on the self-worth of colored children.