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“Both of these companies are huge, interstate businesses that transmit signals across state lines, they use both in-state and out-of-state equipment and employees in their service, neither is local to Ohio, and each has significant presence both within and without Ohio,” he said.

Pratt said founding fathers Alexander Hamilton and James Madison didn’t intend the commerce clause to apply in such cases.

“The purpose behind the Interstate Commerce Clause was to prevent trade wars between the states, not to attack or in any way control the competition between individual businesses,” Pratt argued.



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