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Old 11-29-2012, 10:59 PM   #37
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Default Re: Should the US federal government step in and regulate boxing?

Originally Posted by SweetHome_Bama View Post
You explained criteria for commerce clause decisions, doesn't hold up with how you think that covers Congress in making a regulatory body for a national boxing committee.

You have not explained at all how a boxing event effects interstate commerce.

There is no aggregate effect of the individual boxing commissions, we have seen in practice how the commissions have absolutely no effect of the boxing sport nationally. I have yet to see you explain how fighters fighting in a set location consittutes interstate commerce, especially when Lopez, the case you love so much, excludes considering indirect economic effect. There are no channels with regard to boxing since it opens solely in one location. So again help me out.

Here, you must not have read this part:

"Boxing is an activity that has a substantial effect on interstate commerce. It is not purely a local matter. When a big boxing match is held, hotel rooms are booked; plane tickets are purchased; people buy food in restaurants that moved in interstate commerce; people roll into town and bet millions of dollars; people travel all over the ****ing place. It's massive. It clearly impacts interstate commerce, and therefore can be regulated under the Commerce Clause."
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