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Summary: Justice Johnson

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Concurring (Justice Johnson): Justice Johnson argued that original power to regulate commerce existed solely to the states under the Articles of Confederation. The states were sovereign and had the power to regulate their own commerce. Justice Johnson later argues that states no longer uses the Article of Confederation and must comply with the powers under the Constitution. Which he explains is absolute and has divine power, and the power to regulate commerce is solely the right of Congress.
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