The Interstate Commerce Clause Series
Klein, Jose, Kennedy School Review
Art. I, [section] 8, Clause 1 of the U.S. Constitution grants Congress the power to regulate interstate commerce. What you can regulate when you regulate commerce is largely political. Do the economic effects of domestic violence justify Federal intervention? What about cultivation of medical marijuana for personal consumption? Each of these images depicts a seminal moment in the Supreme Court's evolving understanding of the clause.
Gibbons v. Ogden, 22 U.S. 1 (1824). Gibbons v. Ogden was the first interstate commerce case. The Court, led by Chief Justice Marshall, held that Congress's power to regulate interstate commerce included the …
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Publication information: Article title: The Interstate Commerce Clause Series. Contributors: Klein, Jose - Author. Magazine title: Kennedy School Review. Volume: 8. Publication date: Annual 2008. Page number: 61+. © 2008 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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