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Historic Decisions of the Supreme Court

NLRB v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp.

Use the Web sites below and read the opening sections of United States v. Lopez. There, Chief Justice Rehnquist offers a summary of the Court's interpretation of the commerce clause over the years. Summarize in your own words Rehnquist's description of the current meaning of the commerce clause.

United States v. Lopez http://www.law.cornell.edu/ supct/ html/ 93-1260.ZO.html
In 1995, Chief Justice Rehnquist offered a summary of the Court's interpretation of the commerce clause over the years—including NLRB v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp.

N.L.R.B. v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. http://nesara.org/ court_summaries/ nlrb_v_jones_and_laughlin_steel_corp.htm
Brief of the landmark case that used the Constitution's commerce clause to implement and enforce social agendas.

N.L.R.B. v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. http://www.tourolaw.edu/ patch/ Nlrb/
Text of the opinion in N.L.R.B. v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. as delivered by Justice Hughes.