June 8, 2022


In this episode of the Constitution Line By Line, Senator Mike Lee covers Article I, Section 8, Clause 18, famously known as the “necessary and proper clause.” Senator Lee discusses this final and highly debated clause of Article I, Section 8, presenting the array of interpretations of this clause from the founders and the Supreme Court cases that have been argued over the meaning of this clause.

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