State measures quickly crafted as end runs around legislation

Mimi Hall reports on state-level resistance to national health care in the USA Today: In a backlash against President Obama’s health care legislation that stretches from Virginia to California, lawmakers in more than two-thirds of the states are scrambling to undercut the bill before it even passes Congress. Earlier this month, Virginia became the first…

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Reclaiming the Commerce Clause in Virginia

For decades, using a tortured definition of interstate commerce, Congress has tried to regulate everything, from wheat grown on an individual’s own land for personal consumption, to weed grown in an individual’s own home for the same purpose. Unfortunately (with some notable dissenters aside), the Supreme Court has largely condoned and encouraged such reprehensible legislative…

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