The want of a central authority over commercial affairs was one of the major weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, and a central animating purpose behind the Constitutional Convention that convened in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787.
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Where, one may ask, will a Supreme Court ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act stand in history?
It has been 17 years since the Supreme Court ruled that the states have no authority under state law to impose term limits on those who seek seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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If the framers of the Constitution were a baseball team, who would they be and what position would they play?