The U.S. Supreme Court, 70 years after rejecting Roscoe Filburn's bid to limit the federal government's power to regulate commerce.
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July 5, 2012 Even as it upheld most of the health care law last week, the Supreme Court limited federal power under the Constitution's Commerce Clause. Seventy years ago, an Ohio farmer sought to do the same — and lost.
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February 13, 2012 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, how to close the achievement gap between rich and poor, and the opinion page looks at Syria. In the second hour, the U.S. Constitution, and remembering Whitney Houston.
July 4, 2011 Today's Independence Day Talk of the Nation: what the Constitution means in modern times, saying goodbye to the space shuttle, Jim Axelrod on his book, In The Long Run, and what motivates people to visit airport chapels.
January 6, 2011 Speaker John Boehner, R-OH, says this is the first time the Constitution will have been read on the floor of the House. He's going to be webcasting the proceedings.
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January 4, 2011 The Constitution reading is a shout out to Tea Party voters from which some Democrats felt excluded. But Republicans are inviting Democrats to join them after members of the new minority party requested as much, not wanting to be out-Constitutioned.
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