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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.

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.

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.