This short video examines the role played by the Committee on Detail in defining the powers of Congress, the most important of which were the power to tax and the power to regulate commerce. The Committee wanted to promote an interstate commercial republic and specified congressional powers to achieve that goal. According to Professor Gordon Lloyd, the inclusion of the “necessary and proper clause” was the most significant contribution of this Committee.
Does a federal law banning media ads of lawful private casino gaming violate commercial free-speech rights? This case summary shows how the Supreme Court answered that question in 1999.
Is a company’s selling of information to their clients commercial speech? This case summary shows how the Supreme Court answered that question in 1999.