This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. It argues that when legislative privilege is functioning properly, it serves to strengthen democracy in the British and American constitutions. It discusses the evolution of the British Constitution and the corresponding shift in the role of parliamentary privilege within the Constitution. It suggests that privilege under the American Constitution is best interpreted as facilitating the people's access to and communication with their elected representatives. But it is also important to keep in mind that popular sovereignty deals first and foremost with the people in their collective capacity.
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