commerce clause

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Congress enacted the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. � 801 et seq.("CSA") as part of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970, Pub .L. No. 91-513, 84 Stat. 1236. The CSA establishes five "schedules" of certain drugs and...

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Facts

In 2006, Carol Anne Bond discovered that her friend, Myrlinda Haynes, was pregnant from an affair with Bond’s husband. See United States v. Bond, 681 F.3d 149, 151 (3d Cir. 2012). Seeking revenge, Bond acquired toxic chemicals, 10-...

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Overview

The Commerce Clause refers to Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution, which gives Congress the power “to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian

Congress has...

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Factual Background

DaimlerChrysler contracted with the City of Toledo, Ohio in 1998, to construct a new vehicle-assembly plant in exchange for tax incentives. See Cuno v. DaimlerChrysler, Inc., 386 F.3d 738, 741. ...

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Like many states, Michigan and New York regulate alcohol sales via "three-tier systems". Only licensed manufacturers may sell to licensed wholesalers, who in turn may only sell to licensed retailers, who can then sell to consumers. Heald v. Engler, 342 F....
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Whether a state’s refusal to provide public records to an individual who is not a citizen of their state is a violation of the Privileges and Immunities Clause and the dormant...

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New York State prohibits the unlicensed possession of handguns. New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. City of New York at 52. In New York City (the “City”), licensing officers may issue a handgun license to a City resident pursuant to...

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Whether signatories to a multi-state compact agree to give up their sovereign rights to exclusive use within their borders and to the licensing of permits for the use of water...

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In 1988, Oneida and Herkimer Counties (“the Counties”), in upstate New York, formed the Oneida and Herkimer Solid Waste Management Authority (“The Authority”). Brief for Petitioners at 3. The Authority contracted with the counties to create facilities...

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This consolidated action addresses whether the U.S. Constitution grants Congress the authority to enact 18 U.S.C. § 4248. See U.S. v. Comstock, 551 F.3d 274, 275–76 (4th Cir. 2009). Congress enacted § 4248 as part of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and...

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