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United States v. Moghadam
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
175 F.3d 1269 (1999)
Ali Moghadam (defendant) was convicted of violating a federal statute that prohibited the sale of bootleg records—in this case, live performances by Tori Amos and the Beastie Boys. Moghadam challenged the validity of the statute, arguing that it did not fall within any of the United States Constitution’s enumerated federal legislative powers. The United States countered that the statute was constitutional under either the Commerce Clause or the Copyright Clause. The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Anderson, C.J.)
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