Tuesday, June 19, 2012

On June 19

On this day in ...
... 2000, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Crosby v. National Foreign Trade Council against an effort by a constituent state, Massachusetts (flag at left), to its own entities, or companies doing business with them, from carrying on trade with the government that calls itself Myanmar, but which many others continue to call Burma (flat at right). Specifically, the Court held that because Congress had set forth its own legislative framework for dealing with Burma, the U.S. Constitution's Supremacy Clause pre-empted Massachusetts' foreign policy efforts.

(Prior June 19 posts are here, here, here, here, and here.)

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