Using the commerce clause, the Supreme Court removed almost all limitations on Congress’s power to regulate the states.
In Garcia, the Supreme Court had to determine whether the hour and wage provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (1938) applied to a public transportation system owned and operated by the city of San Antonio. The Court’s ruling in National League of Cities v. Usery
Justice Harry A. Blackmun,
Commerce, regulation of
National League of Cities v. Usery