Today in 1824: Gibbons v. Ogden, the first Commerce Clause case, is decided

Mar 2, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

On March 2, 1824, the Supreme Court decided Gibbons v. Ogden, marking the start of a turbulent history in Commerce Clause jurisprudence that continues today.

North Dakota sues Minnesota over its renewable energy plan

Nov 4, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

North Dakota is suing Minnesota over its 2007 Next Generation Energy Act, claiming constitutional violations. Basically, ND wants MN to keep buying its power.

Why any Internet sales tax is a bad idea

Oct 24, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

Several bills allowing states to force online retailers to collect sales tax have appeared in Congress. Given the state of the economy, though, these are a bad idea.

One Year Out: Can Congress regulate inactivity?

Mar 29, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

Opponents of 2010’s health care reform law argue that it is beyond Congress’s authority under the Commerce Clause to regulate “inactivity.”