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United States v. Nagarwala

Feds prosecute doctor for allegedly performing female genital mutilation upon nine children in Livonia, Mich. clinic. But does Congress have the power to enact the law banning the procedure? Eastern District of Michigan: No. Neither the Necessary and Proper Clause nor the Commerce Clause authorizes this law. This is local criminal activity that doesn’t involve economic enterprise; it is for the states to regulate, not Congress. (Click here for local news coverage.)


Tags: 2018, Commerce Clause, Eastern District of Michigan, Necessary and Proper Clause

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