Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Democracy's Privileged FewLegislative Privilege and Democratic Norms in the British and American Constitutions$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Josh Chafetz

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780300113259

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300113259.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM YALE SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.yale.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Yale University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in YSO for personal use.date: 29 June 2022

Breach of Privilege and Contempt of Parliament

Breach of Privilege and Contempt of Parliament

(p.193) 9 Breach of Privilege and Contempt of Parliament
Democracy's Privileged Few

Josh Chafetz

Yale University Press

This chapter discusses contempt of Parliament and breach of privilege. The Blackstonian view supports a wider scope for breach and contempt than the Millian view—decisions justified under the Millian view will generally also be justified under the Blackstonian view, but not necessarily vice versa. For the Blackstonian view, it is appropriate to use breach and contempt proceedings to forestall anything that might damage the House's power or prestige. Under the Millian view, however, certain kinds of challenges are acceptable.

Keywords:   parliamentary privilege, Blackstonian view, Millian view

Yale Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.