Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Perpetual Parliament

Lars Røed Hansen: Parliament HallTwo decades ago today, a constitutional amendment giving Perpetual Parliament was promulgated.

Trond Norén Isaksen wrote on the Parliament Dissolution that is no more previously this year.

An often used argument is that dissolving Parliament had survived into an age where an always sitting Parliament has come to be the norm. It seems that when constitutional provisions and the political machine are in conflict, the constitutional checks must give way to the political machine. Sadly so!

A long time ago the Parliament met ordinarily only every three years.

Judge Gideon J. Tucker once said:

No man's life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session.

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