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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 Congress

Free Speech in Congress

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(p.87) 4 Free Speech in Congress
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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/9780300113259.003.0005

This chapter considers how the constitutional provision for free speech reacts to its English predecessor, and the ways in which it interacts with other American constitutional provisions. It discusses the text and history of the Speech or Debate Clause; the functions served by Congressional freedom of speech; and cases on the free-speech privilege.

Keywords:   legislative privilege, freedom of speech, Congress, constitutional provisions

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