Tag Archives: Sir Ivor W. Jennings

The State of the Union Address and Loyal Opposition in the United States


The State of the Union Is The Equivalent of the Sovereign’s State Opening of Parliament “[The President of the United States] shall from time to time give the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their … Continue reading

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No Discretion: On Royal Assent and the Governor General


Introduction Under our system of responsible government, the Sovereign or Governor General exercises his prerogative powers on the advice of the Crown-in-Council, and his constitutional powers relating to Parliament on the advice of the Prime Minister alone. Responsible government means … Continue reading

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