Poli Sci Teaching Assistant  

From Chapter: Commerce Power in Modern Era

What did the Supreme Court hold in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius (2012)?
This landmark decision addressed a number of constitutional arguments. With respect to the claim that Obamacare's "individual mandate" exceeded congressional authority under the Commerce Clause, the Court held (5-4) that requiring individuals to participate in commerce was not a regulation of commerce. (The mandate was allowed by other powers of Congress).