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Violence Against Women Act


The creates a right to be "free
from crimes of violence" that are gender motivated. It also gives a
private civil right of action to the victims of these crimes. The
Senate report attached to the act states that "Gender based crimes and
fear of gender based crimes...reduces employment opportunities and
consumer spending affecting interstate commerce."


Sara Benenson has been abused by her husband, Andrew Benenson,
since 1978. Because of this abuse, she sued her husband under various
tort claims and violations under the Violence Against Women Act. Now
Mr. Benenson is protesting the ...

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back to school and she was afraid to go shopping or spend any
money on her own. All three of these things clearly interfere and
affect interstate commerce. Women like Mrs. Benenson are the reason
the act was passed.


There has been a long history of judgements in favor of
Congress's power to legislate using the commerce clause as a
justification. For the past fifty years, Congress's right to interpret
the commerce clause has been unchallenged by the Court with few
exceptions. There is no rational reason for this court to go against
the powerful precedents set by the Supreme court to allow Congress to
use the Commerce clause.


In the case of Katzenbach v. McClung, the Court upheld an act
of Congress which was based on the commerce clause, that prohibited
segregation. ...

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