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Shmonstitution!

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Political Commentary / Political Philosophy

Dianne Feinstein (Democrat Senator from California), during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s Supreme Court nomination, told Sotomayor that “Congress has to have the power” to legislate things such as guns, the environment, healthcare, etc. She cited the Constitution’s “commerce clause,” which says that congress can regulate trade between the US and foreign nations, between states and with the native Americans. The clause is often packaged with the “necessary and proper clause” […]