Intro to Law: Chap 4 09/24/2013
If congress has the power than the states do not.
NY and MI similar laws making it different for out of state wine to be sold into in state customers.
Court upheld commerce clause even in face of 21 amendment (states can control the alcohol allowed in
their state). The states can control the alcohol but not in violation of the commerce clause. The in state
wineries can’t be treated better than the out of state wineries.
What types of rights do corp have in terms of free speech
Are corp ppl? What rights do they have?
Money is a form of speech
Bipartisan corp review act
BCRA FEC (federal Election Committee) speech that is for or against a candidate cant be aired 90 days b4
general election 30 days b4 primary.
Cant tell people what not to say or when to say it including corps.
Strikes down large portions of the reform act and overrules two previous supreme court decisions.
54 decision ▯ dissenting opinion says there’s too much room for political corruption with big corporate
Corp recognized as right to freedom of speech
Article six, section 2
The constitution and federal laws are superior to state laws. State cannot pass a law that conflicts with the
constitution of federal law.
State negligent claim. State law v federal law. Fede