interstate commerce
in·ter·state commerce /'in-tər-ˌstāt-/ n: commerce, traffic, transportation, and exchange between states of the U.S. see also commerce clause
◇ While interstate commerce has been narrowly interpreted in judicial decisions in the past, more recent decisions have interpreted it more broadly and have allowed Congress to regulate internal or local activities that affect interstate commerce. For example, cattle crossing a state line while grazing and the movement of pollutants across state lines have been considered interstate commerce by federal courts in order to uphold Congress's regulatory jurisdiction.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

interstate commerce
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Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


interstate commerce
n.
Trade, transportation of people or property, and all forms of commerce that involve the territory of more than one state in the United States.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


interstate commerce
The buying, selling, or moving of products, services, or money across state borders. The commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution allows the federal government to regulate trade so that the free flow of commerce between states is not obstructed.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

interstate commerce
n.
   commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the federal government according to powers spelled out in Article I of the Constitution. The federal government can also regulate commerce within a state when it may impact interstate movement of goods and services and may strike down state actions which are barriers to such movement under Chief Justice John Marshall's decision in Gibbons v. Ogden (1824). Theoretically commerce is regulated by the Interstate Commerce Commission (I.C.C.) under authority granted by the Interstate Commerce Act, first enacted by Congress in 1887. This authority has been diffused among various federal agencies, and the I.C.C. may soon be history.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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