Health Care and Commerce

How to define commerce? In 1824, the U.S. Supreme Court was asked to decide if New York State could give a monopoly to a steamboat operator. In his decision, Chief Justice John Marshall rejected the n…

Amazon vs. California

According to the Seattle Times, in 1996, Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos said, “You have to charge sales tax to customers who live in any state where you have a business presence. It made no sens…

A Broccoli Mandate?

For one federal district judge, deciding whether parts of the new health care reform law are constitutional relates to, “What is economic?” Our story begins with a court hearing in Florida…

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