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COMMERCE CLAUSE CANNOT BE USED TO JUSTIFY INTERFERENCE WITH STATES' RIGHTS
15th December, 2015 at 08:05:16
Scathing attack on RAWA penned by Liberty Perspective's Bruce Fein.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz's Restoration of America's Wire Act came in for yet another media panning this week when the Washington Times ran an article by Bruce Fein of the Liberty Perspective.
Attacking Chaffetz's claim that the commerce clause in the US Constitution justifies federal interference in states' rights to control gambling activity within their borders, Fein reminds lawmakers that the clause was originally adopted to prevent protectionist trade wars among the states, which at that time was impacting national prosperity.
"Thus, the clause empowers Congress to "regulate" interstate commerce, not to prohibit it.," Fein points out. "No wealth is produced by blocking a transaction between a willing buyer and a willing seller. A national online gambling prohibition does not promote interstate commerce. It frustrates it.
"The power to regulate interstate commerce was an addition to the powers the federal government exercised under the Articles of Confederation. It was not intended as an instrument to supersede customary state powers over public morals or otherwise."
Giving the liquor prohibitions in the nineteen twenties as an example, Fein notes that an amendment to the US Constitution - only the eighteenth in the history of the Republic
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AUSTRALIAN SENATE PASSES CONTROVERSIAL INTERACTIVE GAMBLING AMENDMENT BILL (Update)
21st March, 2017 at 11:24:11
Legislation closes loopholes in old Act, effectively outlawing online poker and in-play betting.
EARLY INDIAN STUDY RESULTS SUGGEST LEGALISATION IS THE BETTER OPTION FOR GAMBLING
19th March, 2017 at 06:43:16
Law Commission chairman reveals preliminary conclusions of study ordered by the Supreme Court.
REPUBLICANS FILE ANTI-ONLINE GAMBLING BILL IN PENNSYLVANIA
14th March, 2017 at 08:11:41
HB801 has echoes of last year's unsuccessful attempt authored by former Representative (now Senator) Mario Scavello.
LAWMAKERS ASSURED THAT ISP-BLOCKING IS PERMISSIBLE UNDER THE CZECH CONSTITUTION
25th February, 2017 at 07:43:55
Constitutional Court rules that anti-illegal online gambling iSP blocking does not constitute censorship.
NEW JERSEY LAWMAKER SEEKS SUPPORT FOR PROTECTION AGAINST A FEDERAL BAN ON ONLINE GAMBLING
26th January, 2017 at 09:36:38
Assemblyman Vincent Mazzeo urges the Trump administration to oppose moves to stop individual states from conducting online gambling operations.