Kameny, Fred
August 2005
Albany Law Review;2005, Vol. 68 Issue 4, p997
Academic Journal
Looks at the constitutionality of the inseverability clause of a state bill providing salary increase for legislators and judges in Pennsylvania in 1987. Cost of unvouchered expense allowance set for in-service and incoming legislators; Implications of the inseverability clause; Decision of a court in the case Kennedy versus Commonwealth, whereby plaintiffs challenged the constitutionality of the inseverability clause.


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