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  •  cheerio - that's not my suggestion at all (0+ / 0-)

    I am not a lawyer or legal wordsmith however I am certain an amendment could be drafted that would make it clear that Congress has powers beyond its enumerated authority, but not unlimited powers. Sure in time the SCOTUS would be asked to interpret them as well. The difference is that up to the New Deal the overwhelming consensus was that the Commerce Clause was very restrictive. An Amendment would at least make it clear that the areas of Congressional jurisdiction are broader than just the enumerated powers.

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Wed Jun 20, 2012 at 10:51:18 AM PDT

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