Interstate Commerce, Defined:
The next time you here of someone getting charged with ‘interstate commerce’ crimes, consider the below.
Few actions in US have the elements of interstate commerce.
Two key factors that determine whether passenger carriers are subject to commercial regulations are interstate commerce and for-hire transportation.
Title 49 section 13501 of the United States Code provides for Federal jurisdiction over motor carriers engaged in interstate commerce. A passenger carrier is in interstate commerce when it transports passengers:
- Across state lines – from one state to another or to a location in the same state when the vehicle passes through another state; or
- Between the United States and a U.S. territory or possession; or
- From one place in the United States through a foreign country* to another place in the United States; or
- From the United States to another country.
In some cases, transporting passengers entirely within one state may be interstate commerce if the passengers began or will conclude their trip outside the state. Refer to the official guidance notice for a full explanation.
((Somewhere in the US written laws it says ‘interstate commerce is transporting cargo or passengers from one federal zone (ZIP) to another federal zone (ZIP).))
Solution – use our templates to challenge the above without shifting the burden of proof, and without giving discretionary authority to some power hungry, statist, US administrator.
*foreign country – can possibly simply mean land foriegn to the united states, which included your private land.