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Surname 1 Student’s Name Course Instructor Course Name Due Date Case Study: Gonzales v Raich Gonzalez v. Raich, 545 U.S 1 (2005) was a case which was decided by the Supreme Court of the United States under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution. The clause provided that Congress could criminalize the use of homegrown or produced marijuana even if the state law allowed the use of the drug for medical purposes. This paper is a brief about the case. Parties In this case, the plaintiffs were Raich et al., who sued the DEA and U.S government. The district court denied the plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction. The plaintiffs won the in the Ninth Circuit of Appeals on December 16, 2003, whereas the government lost subsequent motions for rehearing. On October 9, 2004, John Ashcroft filed a Writ of Certiorari petition to the U.S Supreme court which was granted. Angel Raich et al. were the Plaintiffs-Appellants, and Alberto Gonzalez et al. are the Defendants-Appellees in the Supreme Court case decided on June 6, 2005. History of the case Raich was permitted under California laws to use homegrown marijuana for medical purposes (Gostin et al., 2018). The Drug Enforcement Agency ...
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