Democracy's Privileged Few: Legislative Privilege and by Josh Chafetz

By Josh Chafetz

This ebook is the 1st to match the freedoms and protections of individuals of the U.S. Congress with these of Britain’s Parliament. putting legislative privilege in ancient context, Josh Chafetz explores how and why legislators in Britain and the United States were granted detailed privileges in 5 components: jurisdictional conflicts among the courts and the legislative homes, freedom of speech, freedom from civil arrest, contested elections, and the disciplinary powers of the houses.
Legislative privilege is an important portion of the connection among a consultant physique and the opposite individuals in executive, together with the folk. In recounting and interpreting the extraordinary tale of ways parliamentary govt emerged and advanced in Britain and the way it crossed the Atlantic, Chafetz illuminates quite a few vital constitutional concerns, together with the separation of powers, the character of illustration, and the variation among written and unwritten constitutionalism.  This booklet will encourage in readers a miles better appreciation for the increase and triumph of democracy.

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