Clause of article I, section 8 of the U.S. Constitution that gives Congress power "to regulate commerce"


Commerce Clause - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Article I, Section 8, Clause 3 of the United States Constitution, known as the Commerce Clause, empowers the United States Congress 'To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes.' ..."


That Mercantilist Commerce Clause, by Sheldon Richman, 11 May 2007
Reviews the paper "The Panda's Thumb: The Modest and Mercantilist:Original Meaning of the Commerce Clause" by Prof. Calvin Johnson
"The Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution has been used to justify a wide expansion of government power, from antidiscrimination laws to drug prohibition to a ban on guns near schools. ... Johnson documents that Federalists and Anti-federalists alike feared trade imbalances, the loss of gold and silver, and the importation of luxury goods. They were, at bottom, mercantilists."


Wheat, Weed, and ObamaCare: How the Commerce Clause Made Congress All-Powerful, by John Eastman, Erwin Chemerinsky, Reason TV, 25 Aug 2010
Professors John Eastman, former Dean, Chapman University Law School and Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, UC Irvine School of Law, express contrasting opinions on the Commerce Clause