1) Illustrate the Supreme Court's justification for recognizing broad and expansive national power in Congress to address what some view as 'local' problems? Fully describe the Court's rationale in McCulloch versus Maryland (by Marshall, C.J.) and the various rationales of different Justices in the 2012 Affordable Care Act ('Obamacare') cases.
2) Determine the Court's rationales which do you find most persuasive? Which are the least persuasive? Fully describe the constitutional basis of your reasons.