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he commerce clause is a power granted to the US Congress in Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution; it gives Congress the power “to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes.” The different meanings of commerce —trade and interaction—have left the clause open to interpretation. A series of United States Supreme Court cases have shaped the understanding of the commerce clause, broadening its applications to such issues as navigation, migration and discrimination . The first case to expand the power of Congress under the commerce clause was Gibbons v. Ogden in 1824. The Supreme Court ruled that a monopoly on steamboat navigation granted by the state of New York was invalid because it inhibited interstate commerce between New
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  • Fall '10
  • AMES
  • Supreme Court of the United States, United States Congress

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