Read in Content, the module, “Policies: Learning Activities for guidance on preparing outstanding Learning Activities.

Writing Policies for Learning Activities and Discussions:

Writing is a competency of The Undergraduate School.  You are expected to demonstrate writing skills following these guidelines:

  • Write in the third person, never the first person,
  • Use complete sentences that are error-free, clear, and complete,
  • Use paragraph format, unless otherwise instructed,
  • Write as if the reader is an “alien being” with no knowledge of the concepts/issues,
  • Write in a detailed, specific, comprehensive way to explain each point clearly,
  • Support all conclusions, opinions, and reasoning with explanation and in-text cite(s), and
  • Do not use direct quotes; paraphrase ideas and information and cite to a resource, and
  • Never use contractions or informal slang expressions.

General Instructions for Learning Activities   

  • Read/watch all assigned materials listed for the week in Overview above
  • Cite to assigned materials in all responses in Learning Activities
  • Use only assigned materials to complete Learning Activities; do not use the internet unless otherwise instructed
  • Include in-text citations and a Reference List for in-text citations
  • Write in correct, complete sentences, in paragraph format unless otherwise instructed
  • Submit Learning Activities to Assignment Folder

Review Content modules:

  • Writing Introductory Sentences and Paragraphs
  • Writing Concluding Paragraphs
  • How to Support Arguments and Positions

Tips for Formatting and Structuring Analysis:

  • Write in complete sentences in paragraph format.
  • Use in-text citations citing to relevant assignment materials.
  • Double space; 12-point Arial or Times Roman font.
  • Introductory Sentence:  Begin with an introductory sentence or very brief paragraph that states your conclusion to the questions asked.
  • Concluding Sentence: End the discussion with a concluding sentence or a very brief paragraph that summarizes your conclusion/what you discussed.
  • Support Arguments and Positions:   Please refer to the module in Content, “How to Support Arguments and Positions”.

Background Facts You Need To Know: TLG has a new client, Clean-n-Shine (Clean), a commercial cleaning company incorporated and located in Maryland, but doing business in all Mid-Atlantic states. Clean uses its own line of cleaning products and also sells its products to other businesses via the internet.

Recently, the Delaware legislature enacted a law banning all sales and importation, until further notice, of Clean’s Shine It floor cleaner in Delaware.  It was discovered that one of the ingredients in Shine It, derived from corn, is contaminated and causes a quick-growing mold to spread on surfaces to which it is applied. The mold can be toxic to humans and can cause damage to floors.

Clean wants to expand its product line to sell Shine-It in Delaware.  If Clean can sell Shine-it in Delaware, it will increase its income and profits.  Clean, therefore, wants to challenge the new law as unconstitutional, and it has consulted TLG for advice.

Winnie and Ralph ask you to prepare a summary report of relevant constitutional law for a meeting with them and Clean’s owners.


Report You Need to  Prepare: Prepare a report that addresses the following three questions:

  1. Analyze and explain whether the Delaware restriction on the sale of Shine It violates the Interstate Commerce Clause.

Fully explain your conclusions based on constitutional law.

  1. Analyze whether the doctrine of “police powers” derived from the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, applies to the Delaware law, and if so, why.

Fully explain your conclusions based on constitutional law

  1. Discuss why it is important for businesses to understand the impact of the Interstate Commerce Clause and state police powers.


Saylor:  Government Regulation and the Legal Environment of Business e-textbook:

Civil v. Criminal Law

APA General Citation Rule for In-text Citations: When there is no author given for a book, use the title of the book and the publication date.

The title of the book should be in italics; the publisher and publication date are not in italics.

How to cite a Saylor e-textbook or any e-textbook in an intext citation:

(Government Regulation and the Legal Environment of Business, 2012)

How to cite an e-textbook in the listing of References:


Government Regulation and the Legal Environment of Business (2012).  Saylor Academy.

Constitutional Power of Governments: 

The U.S. Constitution

Police Powers: 

Jurisdiction of Courts:

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR): 

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

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