Gibbons v. Ogden (1824) Definition

A U.S. Supreme Court case in which the Court ruled that Congress's power to regulate interstate commerce is plenary and includes the power to regulate navigation in interstate commerce. "This power," Chief Justice Marshall wrote for the Court, "like all others vested in Congress, is complete in itself, may be exercised to its utmost extent, and acknowledges no limitations, other than are prescribed in the constitution." (Gibbons v. Ogden, 22 U.S. 1, 196 (1824).)

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