U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights

U.S. Constitution

U.S. CONSTITUTION  The United States Constitution, consisting of a Preamble, seven Articles and twenty-seven Amendments was initially signed on September 17, 1787. A durable document, intended to adapt to changing times, it was most recently amended in 1992. Legal.com examines several of the Clauses and Amendments of the Constitution in subsections under Supreme Court. By clicking …

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1st Amendment

1st Amendment

U.S. CONSTITUTION AMENDMENT I The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution are referred to as the Bill of Rights. The First Amendment, known as the Free Speech (also Freedom of Religion) Amendment, contains three clauses, as follows: [Clause 1, the “Establishment Clause”] Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting …

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Commerce Clause




The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

[Clause 3] To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes.

The most recent review of Congress’ Commerce Clause power is in the 2012 U.S. Supreme Cort opinion National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, also known as the Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare” case. Links to the major components of this nearly 200-page Supreme Court opinion appear at the end of this article. But first, a brief history of the Commerce Clause.

Smart Person’s Guide to Divorce

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Updated April 6, 2021 Divorce, dissolution of marriage or separation present legal challenges during an emotional time. In this otherwise serious area of law, we acknowledge the creatively direct message by a Chicago law firm, “Life’s short. Get a divorce”. Realize that every case is different. Some are simple; others, not so. Only you can …

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Bankruptcy, Aviation Law – Sacramento

Alden Law Group

4440 Duckhorn Drive, Suite 420
Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone: (916) 928-3738
Fax: (916) 928-8263

Areas of Law

The Alden Law Group assists consumer and small business clients in creditor negotiations, bankruptcy and foreclosure defense. Additionally, firm partner David Alden represents  pilots and air carriers in aviation law, including compliance with the Federal Aviation Regulations and defense of pilots, airmen and certificate holders in FAA certificate actions.

Digital Millenium Copyright Act

Updated Dec 28, 2017 – Legal.com Enacted in 1998, Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act limits the liability of certain Internet service providers, for storing works at the direction of a user, that are protected by copyright. (1) In general.—A service provider shall not be liable for monetary relief, or, except as provided …

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