Commerce and the Constitution


How does the Commerce Clause relate to the government's power to regulate or mandate health insurance?  Is Obama's health reform really unconstitutional?  In what sense?

These are complex questions, and to understand the answers we should look into the history of Supreme Court's rulings on the powers of the government.  Constitutional law expert Randy Barnett explains these questions in his Hayek Lecture at NYU School of Law.  This video of the lecture is a great explanation of the issues in current cases and how they relate to other issues on which the Court has already ruled.  Watch and become educated!


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