Democracy`s privileged few legislative privilege and democratic norms in the British and American constitutionsMaterial type: BookPublisher: New Haven Yale University Press 2007Description: x,307p. 25 cm.ISBN: 9780300113259.Subject(s): United States. Congress -- Privileges and immunities | Great Britain. Parliament -- Privileges and immunities | Constitutional law -- United States | Constitutional law -- Great BritainDDC classification: 328.41074 Online resources: Table of contents only | Contributor biographical information | Publisher description
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-294) and index.
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.