Justice Clarence Thomas dissenting on ALBERTO R. GONZALES, ATTORNEY GENERAL, et al., PETITIONERS v. ANGEL McCLARY RAICH et al.
Respondents Diane Monson and Angel Raich use marijuana that has never been bought or sold, that has never crossed state lines, and that has had no demonstrable effect on the national market for marijuana. If Congress can regulate this under the Commerce Clause, then it can regulate virtually anything–and the Federal Government is no longer one of limited and enumerated powers.
Justice Thomas is entirely correct, Congress has been using the Commerce Clause in exactly this “Central Planning” way for decades.
Entire dissent here.
This is the guy Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says can’t write, implies is stupid and insinuates is an Uncle Tom.
I’d say it’s the Senator who needs remedial reading instruction and a repeat of Elementary Logic 001.