Broccoli Mandates and the Commerce Clause

From Discourse DB
Jump to navigation Jump to search

This is an opinion item.

Author(s) James B. Stewart
Source The New York Times
Date March 30, 2012
Quotes-start.png Of course, the Supreme Court could reverse decades of its own jurisprudence and fundamentally redefine and limit the power of Congress to regulate interstate commerce. But conservatives should be careful what they wish for. The commerce clause was a response to the chaotic and often conflicting state regulations that hobbled the nation under the Articles of Confederation. Its interpretation over the ensuing two centuries has wisely reflected the growing nationalization and globalization of economic activity and, by doing so, has promoted economic growth. Quotes-end.png

Add or change this opinion item's references

This item argues against the position Act is unconstitutional on the topic Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.