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As the Court stated in The Propeller Genesee Chief: The law … contains no regulations of commerce. … It merely confers a new jurisdiction on the district courts; and this is its only object and purpose. … It is evident…that Congress, in passing [the law], did not intend to exercise their power to regulate commerce. … The statutes do no more than grant jurisdiction over a particular class of cases.. 12 How. at 451-452 [Bold emphasis added]. Verlinden v. Bank of Nigeria. 461 U.S. 496 (1983).