Ch. 4-Constitutional Law

Ch. - Constitutional Authority to Regulate Business Chapter Four I The Commerce Clause A Article I Section 8 of the U.S Constitution the Congress

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Constitutional Authority to Regulate Business Chapter Four I. The Commerce Clause A. Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution “the Congress shall have the power to . . . regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States . . . “ B. Authorizes the Federal government to regulate anything that has to do with interstate commerce C. Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States – U. S. Supreme Court 1964 – challenge to Civil Rights Act of 1964 by Atlanta motel whose owner refused to rent to African Americans – argued that his motel was not engaged in interstate commerce – that it was “of a purely local character.” II. The Supremacy Clause A. Article VI – the Constitution, laws, and treaties of the U.S. are the “supreme law of the land.” B. When a federal and state law are in conflict, the state law is ruled invalid. C. Preemption – when Congress chooses to act exclusively within an area that is concurrent with states. Ex: Federal Controlled Substances
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2009 for the course LGS 200 taught by Professor Turner during the Spring '07 term at Alabama.

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Ch. - Constitutional Authority to Regulate Business Chapter Four I The Commerce Clause A Article I Section 8 of the U.S Constitution the Congress

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