The Federal Government

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The wonders of the federal government do diligences in keeping separation of power (Judicial, executive, and legislator) has developed in many ways since the forefathers wrote the United States Constitution. In its depiction through the judicial proceedings has led to reforming how commerce clause is viewed. Let us take the constitution as a road map. Interpreting its powers has also form how congress uses those same power when it comes to the digression of law making (Legislation branch). In Gibbons v. Ogden (1824), United States v. E.C. Knight Company (1895), Muller v. Oregon (1908), Hammer v. Dagenhart (1918), National Labor Relations Board v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. (1937), and Heart of Atlanta Motel, Inc. v. United States et al. (1964), I will illustrate how they change the way in which commerce power is handle within the federal government. The case Gibbons v. Ogden (1824) was a question of interstate regulation of steamboats and whether the license obtain to do just that between states. Interstate commerce at this time was to be interpreted since the main intention was to create a law everyone could abide. Having several states and different laws would only lead to a dysfunctions of federal government being that it dealt with New York and New Jersey. New York licensing law for out of state regulation of steamboats was invalid give that notion Chief Justice John Marshal stated that “interstate commerce was a power reserved to and by congress” Gibbons v. Ogden.

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