Commerce Clause

Legal Definition and Related Resources of Commerce Clause

Meaning of Commerce Clause

The clause of the U.S. constitution which gives congress the power to regulate commerce among the states, with foreign countries and with indian Tribes. See article I, Section 8, Clause 3 of the Constitution in Appendix I.

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See Also

  • Law Dictionaries.
  • Civil Rights; Federalism; States’ Rights; Telecommunications.

    Carter v. Carter Coal Company ; Constitution of the United States ; Cooley v. Board of Wardens of Port of Philadelphia ; Gibbons v. Ogden ; Interstate Commerce Laws ; National Labor Relations Board v. Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation ; Schechter Poultry Corporation v. United States ; Sherman Antitrust Act ; Shreveport Rate Case ; Stafford v. Wallace ; United States v. E. C. Knight Company.

  • Further Reading

    Benson, Paul R., Jr. The Supreme Court and the Commerce Clause, 1937-1970. New York: Dunellen, 1970.

    Epstein, Richard. “Constitutional Faith and the Commerce Clause.” Notre Dame Law Review 71 no. 2 (January 1996): 167-193.

    Frankfurter, Felix. The Commerce Clause under Marshall, Taney, and Waite. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1937.

    Ramaswamy, M. The Commerce Clause in the Constitution of the United States. New York: Longman’s Green, 1948.

    Scott D.Gerber

    Paul L.Murphy






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