March 17, 2005

Steroid Hearings

I haven't really been following this in any way (just saw the headline for this story on Yahoo), but I find myself wondering -- just where is the Federal interest here? And under which enumerated power in the Constitution is Congress acting?

Posted by JohnL at March 17, 2005 10:02 PM

IANAL, but...

This is one of the few cases where the commerce clause is not being abused. Baseball operates across many of the several states. It involves "millions and millions and millions" of dollars (to abuse Sagan). They appear to be violating the law with knowing intent as an organization. RICO might even apply here (and Lord knows how that's usually abused!)

The lack of constitutional authority for drug laws aside, I think this is legit.

Posted by: Ranten N. Raven at March 18, 2005 07:38 AM
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