Journals:Posts must be at least 150 words in length and will be in response to a posted question.

Journals:Posts must be at least 150 words in length and will be in response to a posted question.

The dominant trend in Congress has been to increase federal power at the expense of states and the mechanism for doing so has been to tie actions into the Interstate Commerce Clause. But the role of the Interstate Commerce Clause has been determined by the Supreme Court, which has gone back and forth on the issue of whether the federal government should have more authority than the states and under what conditions it should. U.S. v. Lopez made it clear that while Congress did have authority over the states on matters on interstate commerce, it would have to be clear and demonstrable that the action was indeed a matter of interstate commerce. For your first assignment written in APA format and using a minimum of one scholarly source, I would like for you to discuss the Interstate Commerce Clause and how it hinders states power.


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