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Chapter 6

TWO LIMITS ON STATE POWER: THE DORMANT COMMERCE CLAUSE AND CONGRESSIONAL ACTION

This Chapter examines two federalism-based limits on state and local power: (1) the so-called "dormant" Commerce Clause; and (2) ways in which Congress may block the states from legislating in particular areas. The most important concepts in this Chapter are:

  •     Dormant Commerce Clause: The mere existence of the federal commerce power restricts the states from discriminating against, or unduly burdening, interstate commerce. This restriction is called the "dormant Commerce Clause."
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