Business Regulations And The Constitution
The highest source of law is the United States Constitution. This is a set of overriding legal doctrines which may not be contradicted by any other law. In the United States Constitution, we agree as a nation to conduct our government in a certain way, and to respect certain basic human rights. Any law that violates a provision of the United States Constitution will be declared invalid by the courts. (Lecture Notes Week 1)
The Constitution of the United States of America not only protects the rights and privileges of the citizens residing in the United States, but it also protects businesses and sets an economic foundation as well. As for the American legal system, “it is the most comprehensive, fair, and democratic systems of law ever developed and enforced” (Cheeseman, Henry R., 2007).
The American legal system also provides support to the United States Constitution, and “consists of rules that regulate the conduct of individuals, businesses, and other organizations…It is intended to protect persons and their property against unwanted interference from others” (Cheeseman, 2007). The following paragraphs will attempt to describe the role of the Unites States Constitution and the United States legal system in business regulations.The United States constitution is the supreme law of the land. This document at more than 200 years of age is the oldest written constitution of a national state that is used in the world today. Written by 55 delegates of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, it was intended to replace the Articles of Confederation which was considered weak and needed to be refurbished.
The constitution gave the federal government enumerated powers and divided the federal government into
three branches. Article I of the Constitution established the legislative branch which is Congress, the Senate and the House of Representatives. Article II established the Executive branch which consists of the...