In light of COVID-19, states issued stay-at-home orders, non-compliance of which led to civil and in some cases, criminal penalties. Essay


In light of COVID-19, states issued stay-at-home orders, non-compliance of which led to civil and in some cases, criminal penalties. Explain how the Commerce Clause can be the basis for the federal government’s authority to enact some criminal laws to control the spread of COVID-19. Discuss a Supreme Court case that addressed the federal government’s powers under the Commerce Clause to make a particular action a federal offense.