This is a frequent question. It seems that the modern interpretation of the Interstate Commerce Clause concludes that the federal government may meddle in whatever it wishes, and there are few if any limitations. We hear so much about the potential for nationalization of Worker’s Compensation. I have often been asked if this is possible. I think that it is possible, and we can only wonder if it is practical or probable. Through the early part of the 20th century the Interstate Commerce Clause was not a tool that could be effectively used by the federal government to intervene into actions that occurred within one state.
Author: David Langham, Deputy Chief Judge at Florida