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The commerce clause as a limit on congressional power to protect the environment

Robert Meltz

The commerce clause as a limit on congressional power to protect the environment

by Robert Meltz

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Published by Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Environmental law -- United States,
  • Interstate commerce -- Law and legislation -- United States,
  • Constitutional law -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRobert Meltz.
    SeriesCRS issue brief -- IB20116RS., Issue brief (Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service) -- IB20116RS., Major studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1999, 99-IB-20116-RS.
    ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination6 p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16347445M
    OCLC/WorldCa49501361

    (the “Interstate Commerce Clause”) has long been debated.2 In the modern world of global interaction, Congress’s power to regulate commerce “with foreign Nations” (the “Foreign Commerce Clause”) may soon take center-stage.3 The U.S. Supreme Court, however, has not yet articulated a legal framework for the Foreign Commerce Clause. tive limitation on Congress ability to legislate as to private parties and the states. 6. The Supremacy Clause Art. IV, cl. 2 establishes that national laws that are constitutional override contrary state laws. B. Commerce Power 1. Definition Congress has power to regulate commerce among the states which has come to mean interstate Size: KB.

      Energy & Environment. Coal, Oil, Natural Gas time since the New Deal begun to rein in Congress’s power under the commerce clause. While such developments are welcome, Congress, as . The Commerce Clause grants Congress power to regulate commerce between the United States and three forms of sovereign entities: the states, foreign nations, and the Indian tribes.

    The third Commere Clause category is seen by Justice Scalia as justified by the combination of the Commerce Clause and the Necessary and Proper Clause (a grant of power to Congress to employ all means that are plainly adapted to an enumerated end) and not based on the Commerce Clause alone.   The Commerce Clause appears in Article 1, Section 8 and states that Congress has the power: “To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes;” “And” is the key word here because it tells us the power to regulate foreign commerce is the exact same as the power to regulate interstate Author: Chad Kent.


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The Commerce Clause as a Limit on Congressional Power to Protect the Environment Description Several times during the s the Supreme Court struck down federal enactments as exceeding Congress' power under the Commerce Clause or Tenth : Robert Meltz.

4 See generally Kenneth R. Thomas, United States V. Lopez: The Limits of Federal Power Under the Commerce Clause, CRS Report (). 5 See generally John P. Dwyer, The Commerce Clause and the Limits of Congressional Authority to Regulate the Environment, 25 Envtl.

Commerce Clause was often cited as the constitutional basis for such legislation. As a result, the Commerce Clause has become the constitutional basis for a significant portion of the laws passed by Congress over the last 50 years, and it currently represents one of the broadest bases for the exercise of congressional powers.

The Commerce Clause and the Environment to protect the environment for fear of losing jobs to other parts of the country. Until now, courts have generally upheld those federal laws as valid exercises of Congressional power under the Commerce Clause in Article I; File Size: 16KB.

power retained by each state to pass laws that protect the health, safety, and welfare of its citizens dormant commerce clause A restriction on states' authority that is implied in the commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution: The power given to Congress to enact legislation that affects interstate commerce in effect prohibits a state from passing legislation that improperly burdens interstate commerce.

• Congress argues that this is under their interstate commerce power • Court rules: Congress has exceeded its commerce power in this case it can't do anything it wants and claim it is part of their authority under the commerce clause What it's regulating doesn't have a substantial impact on interstate commerce Case is too much of an intellectual stretch § We would have to compile.

ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION AND THE CONSTITUTIONIndirectly, at least, the Constitution provides the federal government with power to regulate on behalf of environmental quality, but it also sets limits on the power.

It sets limits, likewise, on the regulatory power of the states. What it does not do, at present, is grant the "constitutional right to a clean environment" so avidly sought in the. According to the Privileges and Immunities clause, a state cannot bar someone who comes from another state from engaging in local business or from obtaining a hunting or fishing license.

True. The Due Process clause has extended the due process clause to protect. The condition prevalent since in which the presidency is controlled by one party and at least one chamber of Congress is controlled by the other party is known as a) a partisan check.

b) a Madisonian maze. The Commerce Clause and the Limits of Congressional Authority to Regulate the Environment John P. Dwyer. Editors' Summary: In United States v.

Lopez, the U.S. Supreme Court for the first time in 62 years struck down a federal statute on grounds that it violated the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Gun-Free School Zones Act of was unconstitutional because it intruded into an. TEACHING THE COMMERCE CLAUSE: A PROBLEM APPROACH The commerce clause is not one of the most thrilling areas of constitutional law.

Issues of congressional power have long since been definitively settled, and now even the tenth amendment (at least temporarily) has been laid to rest. The "dormant" commerce clause remains significant, but is.

“The Commerce Clause as a Limit on Congressional Power to Protect the Environment,” CRS Report RS (html) “ The Power to Regulate Commerce: Limits on Congressional Power,” CRS Report RL (page PDF). only supposed to ask "is this regulation of commerce" and this is therefore you don't look at the overruling police power or their justification for the law, PRUDENCE: that's a slippery slope that has no limit (just a RULES approach)Formalism** (apply the rule) Rule based decision making (just apply the ' dissent in Hammer, EC Knight, Hopkins, Schechter, Carter) pros: creates.

The Commerce Clause as a Limit on Congressional Power to Protect the Environment. By Robert Meltz and American Law Division. Abstract. Several times during the s the Supreme Court struck down federal enactments as exceeding Congress' power under the Commerce Clause or Tenth Amendment.

This report briefly reviews three of these decisions Author: Robert Meltz and American Law Division. The Commerce Clause is a grant of power to Congress, not an express limitation on the power of the states to regulate the economy.

At least four possible interpretations of the Commerce Clause have been proposed. First, it has been suggested that the Clause gives Congress the exclusive power to regulate commerce.

Commerce Clause as a Limit on the Powers of Congress, 70 TUL. REV. (); John P. Frantz, The Reemergence of the Commerce Clause as a Limit on Federal Power: United States v. Lopez, 19 HARV. J.L. & PUB. POL'Y (); Donald H. Regan, How to Think About the Federal Commerce Power and Incidentally Rewrite United States v.

Lopez,Cited by: 5. In addition to serving as medical functions, isolation and quarantine also are “police power” functions, derived from the right of the state to take action affecting individuals for the benefit of society.

Federal Law. The federal government derives its authority for isolation and quarantine from the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Thus, by Article I, § 10, cl. 2, States are denied the power to “lay any Imposts or Duties on Imports or Exports” except by the consent of Congress.

The clause applies only to goods imported from or exported to another country, not from or to another State, Woodruff v.

Parham, 75 U.S. (8 Wall.) (), which prevents its application to interstate commerce, although Chief Justice. The Dormant Commerce Clause, or Negative Commerce Clause, in American constitutional law, is a legal doctrine that courts in the United States have inferred from the Commerce Clause in Article I of the US Constitution.

The Dormant Commerce Clause is used to prohibit state legislation that discriminates against interstate or international commerce. For example, it is lawful for Michigan to. Abused and overworked, the Commerce Clause in Article I of the U.S.

Constitution authorizes Congress to regulate commerce "with foreign. THE PROPER SCOPE OF THE COMMERCE POWER Richard A.

Epstein* T HE Congress shall have Power To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes"'-such is the clause in the Constitution to which most federal power can be traced in today's general welfare state.Looked at from the vantage point of the original Constitution, ObamaCare should be dead on arrival.

But the New Deal transformation of long-established Commerce Clause jurisprudence has introduced a set of unprincipled (but fine-grained) distinctions that turn the law into a mass of linguistic absurdities that should lead ordinary people to question the collective sanity of the legal profession.The dormant Commerce Clause is not actually a clause of the Constitution.

Rather, it is a long-standing doctrine created by the Supreme Court that acts as a corollary to the power granted to Congress to regulate interstate commerce. The dormant commerce doctrine imposes a limit on states’ ability to regulate interstate commerce even where Congress has not actually spoken.