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The New Irish Constitution

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Author: J.H. Morgan
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 141,647 / 433 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 41.5
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Downloads: 338
Added to site: 2011.07.15
mnybks.net#: 30406
Genre: Politics
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ns exhaustive, and they still leave it to His Majesty to determine(11) what prerogatives shall be delegated after the Act has come into force. As regards the legislative power, it will remain with the Imperial Government to give it effect by granting or withholding the King's assent to Irish legislation,(12) and the Imperial Parliament may, at any time, exercise its supremacy to the prejudice of such legislation, even after it has found its way on to the Irish statute-book. As regards the judiciary, there will, of course, be no dual judiciary: Irish Courts will interpret and enforce Imperial as well as Irish statutes, but both in the one case and in the other their judgments will be subject to appeal to an Imperial Court--the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. In other words, the Imperial power will be supreme in the executive, the legislative, and the judicial sphere.

Now in Federalism in the true sense--and I regard the constitution of the United States as the archetype--there is no such subord

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