Posts Tagged ‘commerce clause’

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    The California/Missouri Chicken Cage Disagreement

    Mar 6, 14 • 523 Views • No Comments

    Sort of like coach or first class, most of the chickens that lay our eggs live in a battery or a colony cage.  In the typical cage called the battery, a chicken has 67 square inches. By contrast, colony cages are spacious enclosures. Equipped with perches...  [read more]

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    Health Care and Commerce

    Mar 20, 12 • 245 Views • No Comments

    How to define commerce? In 1824, the U.S. Supreme Court was asked to decide if New York State could give a monopoly to a steamboat operator. In his decision, Chief Justice John Marshall rejected the narrow “buying and selling” definition of...  [read more]

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    The Supreme Court and the Health-Care Law

    Nov 16, 11 • 224 Views • No Comments

    How to understand what the Supreme Court will look at when they decide whether parts of the health-care act are constitutional? In an excellent interactive graphic, the Washington Post identifies the issues that Supreme Court will consider: Individual...  [read more]

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    Amazon vs. California

    Jul 17, 11 • 285 Views • No Comments

    According to the Seattle Times, in 1996, Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos said, “You have to charge sales tax to customers who live in any state where you have a business presence. It made no sense for us to be in California or New York.”...  [read more]

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    Health Care and Steamboats

    Jun 4, 11 • 227 Views • No Comments

    Health care and steamboats are related. The link is the Commerce Clause of the Constitution. Hoping to promote a single national economy, the framers of the Constitution said that the Congress has the power to, “regulate Commerce with foreign nations...  [read more]