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I just blogged this question: ... given the legislative history where Congress rejected GOP efforts to open health insurance to competition across state lines, could there be a plausible argument that Congress has implicitly placed insurance outside interstate commerce, and thus outside the Commerce clause?
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Chamber of Commerce ',' You know the US Chamber of Coal (sorry, \ "Commerce\") must be getting desperate for good-will ambassadors when it has to deploy Don \ "I\'ll Shoot You\" Blankenship to defend its extremist rhetoric on climate change and policy.
Pete Altman: Climate Denier Defends the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
India's new commerce minister, Anand Sharma, conveyed New Delhi's position to US interlocutors, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, on Wednesday, telling them that "while a perfect solution may be elusive, it should be possible to find a fair solution acceptable to all parties, while keeping in mind that development was central to the Doha Round."
India News Digest: Ambanis Under Pressure to Settle Row Over KG Gas
Other than Richardson rumored to be heading commerce there is really nothing, and Commerce is seen by some as a demotion from the SOS job that should have rightfully been his.
In a brief moment, the president also disarmingly dealt with what appeared to be the latest black eye on his administration, Senator Judd Gregg's sudden recognition that he doesn't really believe in things like regulation of commerce, stimulating an economy on the brink of collapse, or making sure everyone is counted in a census, and hence withdrew his nomination to serve as Secretary of Commerce.
Drew Westen: Why Judd Gregg's Change of Heart Was a Birthday Present to Lincoln's Protégé
The case turned on an ingenious argument by the plaintiffs: they defined a class-- medical marijuana for personal use as authorized by state law-- and argued that because this class was analytically distinct and had no significant cumulative effects on interstate commerce it was not within Congress's Commerce power.
MR. MCCURRY: Well, that idea really should be looked at carefully and looked to see who is advocating that, because the pressure to transfer some aspects of satellite commerce from State to Commerce arose because of very strong pressure -- some of it coming from the Republican Party in Congress -- that developed in the 1980s and '90s.
When I came home, besides being more optimistic about Africa than I had ever been before and more optimistic about our options for investment in Africa -- we dedicated a commerce center in Johannesburg, dedicated to the late Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown.
A commerce not only very lucrative, but capable of being carried on without any risque; especially if we would follow the plan I am to lay down under the article Commerce.
History of Louisisana Or of the Western Parts of Virginia and Carolina: Containing
Between the capitals are heads, and emblems of commerce in basso-relievo; and on the pediment of the grand front is a noble piece of sculpture representing Commerce committing her treasures to the race of Neptune.
The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 270, August 25, 1827
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