territorial jurisdiction of Congress
- Lots of folks have looked for some reference to the powers of Congress
within the states, so here it is:
Quoted from 7A Am.Jur. 2d. AUTOMOBILES AND HIGHWAY TRAFFIC, sec. 16,
However, Congress has no general power to enact police regulations
operative within the territorial limits of a state, and it generally
cannot take the power to enact such regulations from the states or
attempt any supervision over regulations of the states established
under the police power. [17. U.S. v. Dewitt, 76 U.S. 41, 19 L. Ed. 593
. . .
But if a subject comes within one of the enumerated powers granted to
the federal government by the Constitution of the United States,
Congress can legislate concerning the subject to provide regulations
similar to those enacted in the states under the police power. [19.
See 16A Am.Jur.2d. Constitutional Law sec. 381.]