10 Chap. L. Rev. 49 (2006-2007)
Judicial Usurpation of Legislative Power: Why Congress Must Reassert its Power to Determine What is Appropriate Legislation to Enforce the Fourteenth Amendment; Kovalchick, Anthony

handle is hein.journals/chlr10 and id is 57 raw text is: Judicial Usurpation of Legislative Power:
Why Congress Must Reassert its Power to
Determine What is Appropriate Legislation
to Enforce the Fourteenth Amendment
Anthony Kovalchick*
INTRODUCTION    ........................................................................  49
I. THE BATTLE OVER THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
RESTORATION ACT OF 1993 ............................................ 52
II. THE COLLISION BETWEEN FLORES AND SEMINOLE TRIBE ... 61
A. The College Savings Bank and Florida Prepaid
C ases  ......................................................................   63
B. Kimel v. Florida Board of Regents ......................... 70
C. United States v. Morrison ...................................... 75
D. Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama v.
G arrett ....................................................................  81
III. THE COURT'S RETREAT IN HIBBS, LANE AND GOODMAN ........ 86
A. Nevada Department of Human Resources v.
H ibbs  ......................................................................   86
B. Tennessee v. Lane .................................................. 92
C. United States v. Georgia ........................................ 98
IV. THE COURT'S ASSERTION OF ITS OWN PROPHYLACTIC
P OW ER  .............................................................................. 104
CONCLUSION    .............................................................................. 110
INTRODUCTION
Throughout the past decade, the United States Supreme
* B.S. St. Vincent College, 1999; J.D. Duquesne University School of Law, 2002.
Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court
of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. District
Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Worked as a contract attorney for Choice
Counsel, Inc. and Robert Half Legal; a law clerk for the U.S. District Court for the West-
ern District of Pennsylvania; and a volunteer election day attorney for BushlCheney '04 in
Westmoreland County, PA.

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