Law Chap 4

Law Chap 4 - L aw Chap 4 Commerce Clause: The Commerce...

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Law – Chap 4 Commerce Clause : The Commerce Clause gives Congress the power to regulate commerce among states and with foreign nations. The U.S. Supreme Court has always interpreted the Constitution to give Congress broad powers. The Necessary and Proper Clause : After listing specific powers, including the right to regulate commerce, the necessary and proper clause gives Congress power ―to make all Laws. ..necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers. ... This clause has also been interpreted to provide Congress with broad power to regulate business. The Power to Tax : The Constitution gives Congress the power to ―lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises. Taxes may be used for punitive or regulatory purposes. Federal Taxation: The power of Congress to impose taxes is nearly unlimited. State Taxes May Not Impede Foreign Trade : Congress may tax foreign trade; the states may not impose taxes that discriminate against goods in international commerce. Business and Free Speech: The First Amendment concerns restrictions on speech that Congress may impose on business; the courts distinguish between commercial speech and political speech by business. Business and Political Speech : The Supreme Court has moved, over the last 25 years, to give businesses more right to speak on
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2011 for the course LEG 101 taught by Professor Wang during the Spring '11 term at Adelphi.

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Law Chap 4 - L aw Chap 4 Commerce Clause: The Commerce...

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