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June 11, 2005

Deconstructing SCOTUS

For those still struggling to understand SCOTUS' recent decision in Gonzalez v. Raich, I stumbled upon two ingeneous explanations:

Mike at Crime and Federalism invokes chaos theory (an apt analogy if ever I heard one...) and links to The Physics of Commerce:


When you hold a ball in the air it has POTENTIAL commerce. When you let it go the potential commerce turns into KINETIC commerce, which makes it faaaaalllllll through the air! It is caught by Congress or gravity.

Classroom Learning Challenge: Levy a tariff on the ball before it hits the ground!

Special Bonus Commerce PARADOX! A cat is in a box. According to quantum mechanics, it is neither bought nor sold. Instead it is a cat commerce waveform sold in all possible states at the same time until it is confiscated and destroyed by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Cats.

It goes on from there - you have got to read the whole thing - hilarious. Yes, it's a liberal blog, but funny is funny :)

Posted by Cassandra at June 11, 2005 08:41 AM

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