"Big Government" in Your Business
West Coast Hotel v. Parrish (1937)
Decision held that the establishment of minimum wages for women was constitutionally legitimate.
Kelo v. City of New London (2005)
Decision involving the use of eminent domain to transfer land from one private owner to another private owner to further economic development.
Monroe v. Pape (1961)
Ruling in favor of the plaintiff by finding that Monroe could sue individual policemen who abuse their power, but not the city of Chicago.
National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius (2012)
Decision that upholds key parts of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare
NYT offers analysis and video discussion related to this case
Massachusetts v. EPA (2007)
Ruled in favor of Massachusetts to protect state's interests, rejecting the EPAs argument that the Clean Air Act gave them the authority to regulate emissions
Gregory v. Helvering (1935)
Landmark decision related to U.S. income tax law regarding business purpose and and substance over form.
Bond v. United States (2014)
Federal law typically does not intrude on the ability of states to regulate local matters, and the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act is not an exception to that general rule.