Latest Commerce Clause Stories

2010-11-03 09:10:00

Rule Previously Applied Only to Trucking Firms Engaged in Interstate Commerce HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania motor carriers engaged in intrastate commerce must obtain a U.S. Department of Transportation number and display it and their business name on both sides of their vehicles, Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski said today. "Previously, this requirement applied only to motor carriers operating in interstate commerce,"...

2010-08-03 12:38:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first decision in the many lawsuits against ObamaCare, in a case brought by the State of Virginia, has just been handed down. It is a resounding repudiation of the arguments against this litigation. Promoters of a Big Government/ Big Insurance takeover of American medicine have claimed that constitutional challenges to ObamaCare are frivolous and baseless. They say the unprecedented government intrusion is fully constitutional, citing...

2009-09-08 18:14:00

Court's Order Recognizes Constitutional Problems With #1 Offender on NetChoice's iAWFUL list BANGOR, Maine, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NetChoice applauds today's order of the U.S. District Court of Maine, which acknowledges the constitutional problems with the Maine Predatory Marketing Law. The court's action should protect the free speech and privacy rights of Maine citizens, schools, and businesses until the law can be reworked when the legislature returns to session....

2006-01-25 15:02:10

By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. government can prosecute Americans who travel abroad and engage in paid sex with children, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Wednesday. At issue before the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals was whether the U.S. Constitution's commerce clause, which gives Congress the power to regulate foreign trade, permits criminal sanctions against U.S. citizens paying for sex abroad. "We hold that Congress acted within the bounds of its constitutional...

2005-10-11 11:36:10

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court said on Tuesday that it would decide the reach of the federal government's power to regulate wetlands, an issue pitting environmentalists against property-rights advocates. The justices agreed to decide a pair of Michigan cases, involving a shopping-center developer and a condominium builder, that will test whether the government's use of the 1972 Clean Water Act represented a permissible exercise of Congress' authority to regulate...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.