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Regulation of Solar Panel Production

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Constitutional Law Regulation of Solar Panel Production The constitutional issue in the question presented is whether the regulation of solar panel production violates the commerce clause. It is my opinion that the regulation of this action by Congress is not a violation of the commerce clause because Congress is not exceeding the scope of power granted to them under the clause, and because the production of solar panels does indeed affect interstate commerce. Therefore, the jurisdiction of Congress is within the powers delegated under the commerce clause. I believe the cases cited support my theory. 1. F.W.E. Stapenhorst, Inc. ...read more.


v. Board of Regulatory Com'rs of State of N.J., C.A.3 (N.J.) 1995, 44 F.3d 1178 The ruling by the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, granted the defendant a motion to dismiss, holding it lacked subject matter jurisdiction. This ruling was reversed on the grounds that the federal government did not violate its scope of jurisdiction. 3. Connecticut Light & Power Co. v. South Eastern Connecticut Regional Resources Recovery Authority 822 F.Supp. 888 D.Conn.,1993. May 27, 1993 This case is important to the research because it gives a dissenting view to the powers of commerce delegated through the commerce clause 4. ...read more.


The Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 gives the federal government jurisdiction in this matter. 6. Kansas City Power & Light Co. v. State Corp. Com'n 676 P.2d 764 Kan.,1984. Feb. 18, 1984. This case also deals with the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, and once again the power is delegated to Congress in regards to the regulation of the sale of electricity. 7. Greensboro Lumber Co. v. Georgia Power Co. 643 F.Supp. 1345 N.D.Ga.,1986. Aug. 29, 1986. This case deals with the principle of primary jurisdiction, and this doctrine states that it has evolved to: "proper relationship between the courts and administrative agencies charged with particular regulatory duties." ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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