Commerce Clause Contortions: Uncle Sam’s Creative Overreach of Power

While the Commerce Clause was intended to regulate trade among the states, its interpretation by the federal government has sometimes resembled a game of “Six Degrees of Interstate Commerce,” allowing Uncle Sam to poke his nose into activities seemingly unrelated to crossing state lines.

Federalist 78; On the Judiciary

Hamilton moves on from the Presidency to the Judiciary in Federalist 78. Since the last paper was about the appointment process, Hamilton declines to discuss further this process as he feels he has already shown it to be the best compromise possible. As a reminder, the nomination by the President, and the advice and consent …

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