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Commerce Clause Essay

  • Submitted by: mem123
  • on October 28, 2010
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 472 words

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Donald E. Archey
                                                                                                                                                          Business Law 102
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                                                              Commerce Clause

Before I can give a hypothetical answer to the question, I first must have a better understanding of the Commerce Clause it self. When I went into seeking a better understand of this clause I found that the Commerce Clause is a grant of power to Congress, not an express limitation on the power of the states to regulate the economy.  At least four possible interpretations of the commerce Clause have been proposed.  First, it has been suggested that the Clause gives Congress the exclusive power to regulate commerce.  Under this interpretation, states are divested of all power to regulate interstate commerce.  Second, it has been suggested that the Clause gives Congress and the states concurrent power to regulate commerce.  Under this view, state regulation of commerce is invalid only when it is preempted by federal law.  Third, it has been suggested that the Clause assumes that Congress and the states each have their own mutually exclusive zones of regulatory power.  Under this interpretation, it becomes the job of the courts to determine whether one sovereign has invaded the exclusive regulatory zone of the other.  Finally, it has been suggested that the Clause by its own force divests states of the power to...

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