The Non-Delegation Doctrine

Overview

Prior to the Progressive Era, the Constitution was understood to prohibit the delegation of legislative power. This understanding changed chiefly due to a series of U.S. Supreme Court decisions.

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Kevin Portteus is the Lawrence Fertig Professor of Politics at Hillsdale College. He received his B.A. from Ashland University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Dallas.