TITLE

Should The City Of Washington Have Local Self-Government? CON

AUTHOR(S)
Johnston, Olin D.
PUB. DATE
December 1952
SOURCE
Congressional Digest;Dec52, Vol. 31 Issue 12, p299
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the Home-Rule Bill as passed by the U.S. Senate in the city of Washington. The Bill is merely a rehash of the other Home-Rule bills and a re-shaping of the language of the Territorial Act of 1871. It has been argued that the power to legislate for the District of Columbia is similar to that of other territories as the powers are derived from different clauses of the U.S. Constitution and from different language employed in that instrument. Thus, every act of the council of any consequence will be put to a judicial test as to whether such an act is one of general legislation or falls within the undefined category of purely local ordinances.
ACCESSION #
12340227

 

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