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Congress should exercise its exclusive power of regulating commerce

Howard Strickland Abbott

Congress should exercise its exclusive power of regulating commerce

a paper read at the National Convention of Railroad Commissioners, held at St. Louis, May 11th and 12th, 1897

by Howard Strickland Abbott

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Published by s.n. in [St. Louis, Mo.? .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Railroads and state -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Howard S. Abbott ...
      ContributionsYA Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsYA 8184
      The Physical Object
      Pagination7 p. ;
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1365391M
      LC Control Number92839025

      The Commerce Among the States Clause (or, “the Commerce Clause”) operates both as a power delegated to Congress and as a constraint upon state legislation. No clause in the Constitution. 2. Congress may not exercise its power to regulate commerce so as to force directly upon the States its choices as to how essential decisions regarding the conduct of integral governmental functions are to be made. Fry v. United States, supra, distinguished; Maryland v. Wirtz, U.S. , .

      The clause granting Congress the power to regulate commerce is particularly troublesome. There is very little debate about the power of Congress to regulate foreign trade. This power is explicit, total, and exclusive. If Congress wanted to ban all imports and exports into and out of the United States, for example, it could legitimately do so. Congress, however, could choose to effectively displace states’ quarantine power. As a general rule, Congress can displace states’ traditional police powers when it acts pursuant to one of its enumerated powers, “even when its exercise may preempt express state law determinations contrary to the result that has commended itself to the.

      As a consequence of the power to regulate commerce among the States being void of any affirmative powers for Congress to exercise over the States, and because the power is limited to laying a tax on imports, the power cannot be appealed to in order to make any act of Congress over markets or commerce of the States necessary and proper. Although some opposed Congress’s power to regulate trade between the states, no one thought that was a catch-all power for Congress to regulate anything that might affect commerce. In Gibbons v.


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Congress should exercise its exclusive power of regulating commerce by Howard Strickland Abbott Download PDF EPUB FB2

The acknowledged power of a State to regulate its police, its domestic trade, and to govern its own citizens may enable it to legislate on this subject to a considerable extent, and the adoption of its system by Congress, and the application of it to the whole subject of commerce, does not seem to the Court to imply a right in the States so to.

Gibbons v. Ogden, 22 U.S. (9 Wheat.) 1 (), was a landmark decision in which the Supreme Court of the United States held that the power to regulate interstate commerce, granted to Congress by the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution, encompassed the power to regulate navigation.

The case was argued by some of America's most admired and capable attorneys at the ons: 22 U.S. 1 (more)9 Wheat. 1; 16 L. The acts of the Legislature of the State of New-York, granting to Robert R. Livingston and Robert Fulton the exclusive navigation of all the waters within the jurisdiction of that State, with boats moved by fire or steam, for a term of years, are repugnant to that clause of the constitution of the United States, which authorizes Congress to regulate commerce, so far as the said acts.

The Constitution lists a number of specific powers entrusted to Congress. These include responsibility for the nation’s budget and commerce, such as the power to lay and collect taxes, to pay the debts, to regulate commerce with foreign nations and among the states, to.

The Commerce Clause describes an enumerated power listed in the United States Constitution (Article I, Section 8, Clause 3).The clause states that the United States Congress shall have power "[t]o regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes." Courts and commentators have tended to discuss each of these three areas of commerce as a separate.

The Commerce Clause grants Congress the exclusive power to regulate commerce with foreign nations. That part of the Commerce Clause is relatively simple and non-problematic, especially when compared with the other crucial grant of power. Because Congress is given the power to regulate commerce “among the several States,” the essential.

The Commerce Power. The most broad-ranging power of the federal government has become the Commerce Clause. This part of Article I, Section 8 allows Congress “to regulate commerce with foreign.

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Thus, by Article I, § 10, cl. 2, States are denied the power to “lay any Imposts or Duties on Imports or Exports” except by the consent of Congress. The clause applies only to goods imported from or exported to another country, not from or to another State, Woodruff v.

Parham, 75 U.S. (8 Wall.) (), which prevents its application to interstate commerce, although Chief Justice. grants Congress spending power. As with its power to tax, Congress can use its spending power to achieve social welfare objectives.

Example case: South Dakota v. Dole (SC upheld a federal statute that grants federal funds for state highways to only those states in which the legal drinking age is 21). instance, the Supreme Court has identified limits on Congress’s enumerated powers, such as its power to regulate interstate commerce under Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution The Court has also recognized other federalism-based doctrines that constrain Congress’s power, such as.

Today marks the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Gibbons d inGibbons was the first major case in the still-developing jurisprudence regarding the interpretation of congressional power under the Commerce Clause. The extent and nature of Congress’s power to “regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states” has.

The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States.

To borrow Money on the credit of the United States; To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with. On its face, the Commerce Clause, Article I, Section 8, is merely an affirmative grant of legislative power to Congress, authorizing it to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian Tribes.

However, this Congressional power is silent as to whether States can regulate interstate and foreign commerce. the power of Congress to promote interstate commerce also includes the power to regulate the local incidents thereof which might have a substantial and harmful effect upon that commerce.

Infor the first time in more than 50 years, the Court struck down a federal law as exceeding Congress’s regulatory authority under the commerce clause. The Commerce Clause is so important because it might be Congress’ greatest control over what occurs in various states throughout the country.

In other words, it is probably Congress’ greatest power. Congress’ ability to “regulate commerce” has proven to be a very important way in which the federal government regulates the states. Second, because the federal Licensing Act ofregulating coastal commerce was a constitutional exercise of Congress’s authority under the commerce clause, federal law trumped the New York State license-monopoly law granting Ogden an exclusive steamboat operating license.

The potential of water power as a source of electric energy led Congress to exercise its constitutional authority over navigable streams to regulate and encourage development of hydroelectric power generation "to meet the needs of an expanding economy.".

The first major challenge to the exercise of congressional power under the Commerce Clause came in the case of Gibbons vs Ogden, when two steamship operators with exclusive licenses granted by New York to ferry passengers from New York City to Elizabethtown, New Jersey sued to block Gibbons, a new steamship operator granted a license to.

The Power to Regulate Commerce: Limits on Congressional Power Congressional Research Service 2 devices,22 labor,23 industrial safety,24 pensions,25 environmental law,26 fish and wildlife,27 medical products,28 water pollution,29 atomic energy,30 shipping,31 motor vehicle safety,32 airplanes,33 and tort litigation Since the s, however, Supreme Court case la w has brought the limits of.

The Commerce Clause in Article I, § 8, clause 3, of the United States Constitution provides Congress with the power "to regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States." The Supreme Court in the Passenger Cases () invoked the Commerce Clause to ban the levy of fees upon foreigners wishing to disembark at state.The Supreme Court allowed Congress to exercise new powers in the name of commerce and to delegate its regulatory authority to the executive.

In recent years there has been more resistance to this course of expansion. The Supreme Court more narrowly defined what commerce is and restricted the scope of congressional power.The Court held that Congress could delegate to the President the authority to prescribe standards for the imposition of the death penalty--Congress' power under Article I, Sec.

8, cl. 14, is not exclusive--and that Congress had done so in the UCMJ by providing that the punishment imposed by a court-martial may not exceed ''such limits as the.