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Democracy's privileged few : legislative privilege and democratic norms in the British and American constitutions

Author: Joshua A Chafetz
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2007.
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"This book is the first to compare the freedoms and protections of members of the U.S. Congress with those of Britain's Parliament. Josh Chafetz explores how and why legislators in Britain and America have been granted special privileges in five areas: jurisdictional conflicts between the courts and the legislative houses, freedom of speech, freedom from civil arrest, disputed elections, and the disciplinary powers  Read more...
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Chafetz, Joshua A. (Joshua Aaron), 1979-
Democracy's privileged few.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608166594
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua A Chafetz
ISBN: 0300113250 9780300113259
OCLC Number: 67945300
Description: x, 307 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Lex parliamenti vs. lex terrae --
Political questions and nonjusticiability --
Free speech in Parliament --
Free speech in Congress --
Freedom from civil arrest and legal process for members of Parliament --
Freedom from civil arrest for members of Congress --
Disputed parliamentary elections --
Disputed congressional elections --
Breach of privilege and contempt of Parliament --
Punishment by Congress.
Responsibility: Josh Chafetz.
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Compares the freedoms and protections of members of the United States Congress with those of Britain's Parliament. In analysing the story of how parliamentary government emerged in Britain and how it  Read more...

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