Congress’s Power Under the Commerce Clause: The Impact of Recent Court Decisions

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This report will first review the current Supreme Court case law with respect to the Commerce Clause. Second, it will examine the analysis used and the results of the three lower court opinions. Finally, two areas of tension that appear to exist within the Court’s jurisprudence, and the potential implications that resolution of these conflicts may have on congressional power under the Commerce Clause will be examined.

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Tatelman, Todd B. June 23, 2004.

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This report will first review the current Supreme Court case law with respect to the Commerce Clause. Second, it will examine the analysis used and the results of the three lower court opinions. Finally, two areas of tension that appear to exist within the Court’s jurisprudence, and the potential implications that resolution of these conflicts may have on congressional power under the Commerce Clause will be examined.

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17 pages.

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  • June 23, 2004

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Tatelman, Todd B. Congress’s Power Under the Commerce Clause: The Impact of Recent Court Decisions, report, June 23, 2004; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs7382/: accessed September 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.