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“A Borrowed Suit”: Peers Accept the Inevitable

Ray A. Moore and Donald L. Robinson

in Partners for Democracy: Crafting the New Japanese State Under MacArthur

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151169
eISBN:
9780199833917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515116X.003.0022
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

On August 31, a “special committee,” consisting of 45 members of the House of Peers, began a series of secret meetings that would last until October 3. Attention focused again on the emperor's role ... More


The Governments of the States

Thomas Lundmark

in Power & Rights in US Constitutional Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195368727
eISBN:
9780199867530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368727.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The first section of Subpart B covers the supremacy clause, which declares that federal law is “the supreme law of the land”. The discussion focuses on the issues of concurrent jurisdiction and ... More


Conclusion: Imperial Reflections

Gary Lawson and Guy Seidman

in The Constitution of Empire: Territorial Expansion and American Legal History

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300102314
eISBN:
9780300128963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300102314.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter reflects on the Constitution's suitability for an empire, arguing that it depends on what constitutes an empire, as long as it aims for an eventual statehood. It also states that the ... More


Federal Powers

Kent Greenawalt

in Interpreting the Constitution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199756155
eISBN:
9780190297527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756155.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter treats issues somewhat similar to those between the branches of the federal government, but here involving the powers of the federal government and states. Here, a basic difference ... More


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