5_6 - "Whoever transports in interstate or foreign...

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“Whoever transports in interstate or foreign commerce a motor vehicle or aircraft, knowing the same to have been stolen, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both…” The constitution would give congress the authority to create this law. Across state boundaries, Congress can deal with the trafficking of stolen goods (stealing a car or aircraft) over $5,000 or more because of the National Stolen Property Act. This became an extension of Article 1, Section, 8, Clause 3 of the Constitution which enables Congress to "to regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among several States, and with the Indian Tribes." “Every person w ho has made any contract or engaged in any combination or conspiracy hereby declared to be illegal shall be deemed guilty of a felony…” The constitution would not give congress to authority to create this law. Article 1, Section 9 of the constitution says that “Congress cannot create a law that will punish a person without a trial (bill
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This note was uploaded on 05/15/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Dannicatambay during the Fall '08 term at UPenn.

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