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By Josh Chafetz

This publication is the 1st to check the freedoms and protections of individuals of the USA Congress with these of Britain’s Parliament. putting legislative privilege in old context, Josh Chafetz explores how and why legislators in Britain and the United States were granted precise privileges in 5 parts: 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 a vital part of the connection among a consultant physique and the opposite contributors in executive, together with the folk. In recounting and interpreting the notable tale of the way parliamentary executive emerged and developed in Britain and the way it crossed the Atlantic, Chafetz illuminates various vital constitutional concerns, together with the separation of powers, the character of illustration, and the variation among written and unwritten constitutionalism.  This e-book will motivate in readers a miles better appreciation for the increase and triumph of democracy.

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