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Democracy's Privileged FewLegislative Privilege and Democratic Norms in the British and American Constitutions$
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Josh Chafetz

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780300113259

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300113259.001.0001

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Free Speech in Parliament

Free Speech in Parliament

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(p.68) 3 Free Speech in Parliament
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Democracy's Privileged Few
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Josh Chafetz

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300113259.003.0004

This chapter examines the parliamentary privilege of free speech and debate, and it compares the liberty enjoyed by MPs to that enjoyed by ordinary citizens and the press. The Blackstonian model took an expansive view of the threats to parliamentary independence and protected MPs from a wider range of consequences. The Millian view places significant emphasis on contacts of MPs with their constituents and with the press.

Keywords:   parliamentary privilege, freedom of speech, Members of Parliament, Blackstonian model, Millian view

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