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How One Landmark Case Shaped the Commerce Clause

November 30, 2020 Commerce Clause / Court Cases 0

By: Bob Fiedler In some ways, John Marshall’s opinion in Gibbons v. Ogden expanded federal power using expansive definitions of various words in the Commerce Clause. But future courts ignored an important limiting ...

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The Towering Statesmanship of George Washington

July 31, 2019 Presidency 0

by Matthew J. Franck George Washington resigned his commission as the commander in chief of the Continental Army in a public appearance before the Confederation Congress (then sitting in Annapolis) ...

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The Marbury v Madison Myth

By: Michael Boldin Almost everything in modern “constitutional law” is based on a myth. “A long, long time ago — 1803, if the storyteller is trying to be precise — ...

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On the Omission of the Term “Expressly” from the Tenth Amendment

By: Kurt T. Lash In his recent review of Lawrence Lessig’s new book, “Fidelity and Constraint,” Georgetown law professor John Mikhail takes issue with Lessig’s account of the New Deal. Mikhail rejects ...

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