- “Whoever transports in interstate or foreign commerce a motor vehicle or aircraft, knowing the same to have been stolen, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both…”
The Constitution does give Congress the authority to pass this law. Article IV, Section II, Clause II, states “A Person charged in any State with Treason, Felony, or other Crime, who shall flee from Justice, and be found in another State, shall on Demand of the executive Authority of the State from which he fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the State having Jurisdiction of the Crime.” This law deals with stolen goods being transferred from one state to another, which relates to the “flee from Justice” part of the clause.
“Every person who has made any contract or engaged in any combination or conspiracy hereby declared to be illegal shall be deemed guilty of a felony…”
Congress does have the authority to pass this law because of the Constitution. Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3, states, “To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes.” This demonstrates that Congress can regulate trade since the law actually deals with trade between states and foreign nations.
- “Copyright protection subsists, in accordance with this title, in original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression, now known or later developed, from which they can be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated, either directly or with the aid of a machine or device…”
The Constitution states that Congress has the authority to pass this law under Article I, Section 8, Clause 8. “To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.” This law deals with copyright protections, which relates to “securing for limited Times” and “the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.”
- "A person who is a national of the United States whether by birth or naturalization, shall lose his nationality by voluntarily performing any of the following acts with the intention of relinquishing United States nationality - (1) obtaining naturalization in a foreign state upon his own application or upon an application filed by a duly authorized agent, after having attained the age of eighteen years; or (2) taking an oath or making an affirmation or other formal declaration of allegiance to a foreign state or a political subdivision thereof, after having attained the age of eighteen years; or (3) entering, or serving in, the armed forces of a foreign state if (A) such armed forces are engaged in hostilities against the United States, or (B) such persons serve as a commissioned or non-commissioned officer…”
Congress has the right to pass this law under Article I, Section 8, Clause 4. “To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States.” This law deals with the naturalization process, which is why the “uniform Rule of Naturalization” is used in the statement.