Chapter 4 Class Notes - Chapter 4 The U.S. Constitution...

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Chapter 4 The U.S. Constitution Theme: When can the government lawfully regulate businesses? Commerce Clause -gives the U.S. Congress power to regulate interstate commerce and international commerce -prevents state and local governments from adopting laws and taxes which unreasonably interfere with interstate commerce and international commerce What can Congress regulate under the Commerce Clause? -Broad view of interstate commerce -Legal test: does the activity which is regulated have a “substantial economic effect” on interstate commerce? -aggregation doctrine (not in book) Rules for commercial speech: #2 -other commercial speech can be regulated only if all of the following 3 tests are met: -the government has a substantial interest -the regulation advances that interest -the regulation is not “excessive” Rhode Island liquor store case -Rhode Island law prohibited including prices in ads for liquor -U.S. Supreme Court struck down the law -lack of evidence that the law advanced the state’s interest in reducing liquor consumption
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course BUS 280 taught by Professor Manny during the Spring '08 term at University of Maine Orono .

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Chapter 4 Class Notes - Chapter 4 The U.S. Constitution...

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