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Pierce County_ WA v. Guillen Case Brief

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					In Pierce County, WA v. Guillen, Congress passed a law that said the results of State studies of traffic accidents were not discoverable in Federal or State Court, because if the States felt that traffic data could be used against them in courts, they wouldn't make the studies. Washington Supreme Court ruled that this was beyond Congress' power. The US Supreme Court held that the law falls within the Interstate Commerce Clause's power to "'regulate the use of the channels of interstate commerce'" and "'to regulate and protect the instrumentalities of interstate commerce.'"
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