All posts tagged Contemporary Supreme Court Cases

Privileges and Immunities

Chapter 7 Privileges and Immunities The privileges and immunities clause of Article IV, Section 2, has a common history with the commerce clause. Both of these provisions reflect the framers’ concern with state protectionism that undermines the viability of a national economic union. Cases under the privileges and immunities clause . . . Read more

State Power

Chapter 5 State Power Although the commerce clause vests the federal government with exclusive authority over the national economy, the states retain an interest in regulating matters of health, safety, and public welfare. A state law that prohibits smoking in restaurants, for instance, accounts for public health but also affects . . . Read more