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Chapter 2 MC Law Business Markets Coalition (BMC), a political lobbying group, wants a certain policy enacted into law. If BMC's policy conflicts with the U.S. Constitution, a law embodying it can be enacted by a. any state legislature and Congress. b. any state legislature but not Congress. c. Congress but not any state legislature. d. none of the choices.d. none of the choices. Under the Constitution, Congress a. administers the laws. b. enforces the laws. c. interprets the laws. d. makes the laws. d. makes the laws. The Constitution sets out the authority and the limits of the branches of the government. The term checks and balances means that a. Congress writes checks and the president balances the budget. b. each branch of government has some power to limit the actions of the other branches. c. each branch of government may exercise the authority of the other branches. d. the president "checks" the courts, which "balance" the laws. b. each branch of government has some power to limit the actions of the other branches. Savers Mart, Inc., distributes its merchandise to retail outlets on an interstate basis. Under the commerce clause, Congress has the power to regulate a. any commercial activity in the United States. b. only activities that are in intrastate commerce. c. only activities that are in local commerce. d. only activities that are not in commerce. a. any commercial activity in the United States. Wisconsin, like other states, may regulate private activities to protect or promote the public order, health, safety, and general welfare under its a. police powers. b. taxing powers. c. spending powers. d. supreme powers. a. police powers. The state legislature of Iowa enacts a transportation statute that impinges on interstate commerce. This statute will be a. balanced in terms of Iowa's interest in regulating a certain matter against the burden placed on interstate commerce. b. balanced in terms of the burden on Iowa against the merit and purpose of interstate commerce. c. struck down. d. upheld. a. balanced in terms of Iowa's interest in regulating a certain matter against the burden placed on interstate commerce. Tori files a suit against the state of Utah, claiming that a Utah state law violates the commerce clause. The court will agree if the statute a. impinges on citizens' private activities. b. imposes a substantial burden on interstate commerce. c. imposes a substantial burden on the state. d. promotes the public order, health, safety, morals, or general welfare. b. imposes a substantial burden on interstate commerce. Levi, a citizen of Maryland, obtains a federal license to operate a commercial fishing boat in Chesapeake Bay. The Maryland state legislature enacts a law that bans all commercial fishing in the bay. The state law most likely violates a. no provision in the U.S. Constitution.... View Full Document

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