Commerce Clause

Definition of "Commerce Clause"
  1. It's a clause located within Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution granting Congress the authority to oversee interstate commerce and business dealings with foreign countries, which provides a constitutional underpinning for a significant amount of federal regulation
How to use "Commerce Clause" in a sentence
  1. The Commerce Clause was invoked to pass significant federal laws impacting trade and business.
  2. The constitutionality of a law may be questioned based on the interpretation of the Commerce Clause.
  3. Whether or not a federal law oversteps the authority granted by the Commerce Clause is often a subject of legal debates.

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