Forced to choose between its anti-federalism jurisprudence and the War On (Some) Drugs™, the Supreme Court has chosen to re-affirm Wickard v. Filburn's expansive view of federal regulatory power over the national economy. As a result, less of what I taught students in Con Law I ten years ago is obsolete than I might have guessed.
Full text of decisions in Ashcroft v. Raich.
Much as I'm not wild about the specific outcome as social policy, I think this decision is fully consistent with Chief Justice Marshall's view of the evolving Constitution. But it's flatly inconsistent with the modern Federalist Society view. Academic fireworks will now ensue.