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The Mini-Unitary Executive and the Original Public Meaning of the Opinions-in-Writing Clause (not yet drafted, planned for 2011-2012 publication)

Seth Barrett Tillman

Abstract

This is paper is part of my continuing project of discussing the under explored clauses and private law linguistic origins of the Constitution of 1787. In this paper, I argue that the Opinions-in-Writing Cause was meant to serve a concrete purpose and, contrary to Hamilton, was no mere redundancy. The Opinions-in-Writing Clause effectuated the record keeping function of the Mini-Unitary Executive.

This paper is not yet drafted. It is just in the idea stage.

[June 2, 2010]

Suggested Citation

Seth Barrett Tillman, The Mini-Unitary Executive and the Original Public Meaning of the Opinions-in-Writing Clause (circa 2011-2012), available at http://works.bepress.com/seth_barrett_tillman/147/, also available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1550922.