Alderman v. United StatesPetition for certiorari denied on January 10, 2011
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|09-1555||9th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2010|
Issue: Whether Scarborough v. United States (1977) recognizes a distinct Commerce Clause authority, beyond the three categories recognized in United States v. Lopez (1995), United States v. Morrison (2000), and Gonzales v. Raich (2005), such that a federal statute which â€œcannot be justified as a regulation of the channels of commerce, as a protection of the instrumentalities of commerce, or as a regulation of intrastate activity that substantially affects interstate commerce,â€ may be sustained based on a â€œminimal nexusâ€ between the activity regulated and interstate commerce.