Woke up, ate breakfast, went to class. I already have a pretty solid schedule I have settled into. Today was the first day of rain in Chicago, and it was not a California rain. It poured hard. And it still felt like a sunny day. My jacket, courtesy of ILC, happens to be water resistant, so I was well prepared. Class began just like yesterday with a study of landmark Supreme Court cases. Today, however, focused on the commerce clause of the Constitution. Surprisingly, the Supreme Court uses the commerce clause to decide random cases. Even a case of a student bringing a gun to school was decided under the Commerce Clause by reasoning that education is essential to the economy. Personally, I credit this to the fact that the Constitution is really small and does not have enough coverage. The laws we have created since are sufficient, but the Supreme Court holds everything up to the words of the Constitution, which sometimes creates insufficient reasoning.
|On my way to class, rain started pouring just after I took|
|The tower of the building my class is located. I will get a|
nice picture when the sun is out tomorrow for comparison.
|Medici's home of deception and lies. But not really. It's my fault for not|
making sure they had $1 milkshakes.
|The downpour at dinner|