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May 11, 2007 8:37 am

That Mercantilist Commerce Clause

The Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution has been used to justify a wide expansion of government power, from antidiscrimination laws to drug prohibition to a ban on guns near schools. In objecting to use of the Commerce Clause for such remote purposes, some constitutionalists rely on a particular historical interpretation of both the Clause and the Constitution as a whole. Could that interpretation be wrong?
The rest of this week's TGIF column,"That Mercantilist Commerce Clause," is at the Foundation for Economic Education website.

Cross-posted at Free Association.

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Mark Brady - 5/13/2007

and one that deserves wide circulation. Thank you, Sheldon.

Mark Brady - 5/11/2007

Thank you, Sheldon!