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Question by  mynkec (10)

What is "parliamentary sovereignty"?

It seems to contradict itself.


Answer by  Jane42 (201)

Parliamentary sovereignty means that the legislative body has more power than the judicial or executive bodies. The legislative body can overturn previous decisions made by those bodies, but a court cannot overturn a legislative decision.


Answer by  WeAreLegion (43)

Parliamentary Sovereignty is the system of the British Parliament. Parliament has all the legislative powers of the reigning monarch, however, ultimately the Monarch still has the final say on laws and bills. In this way, it has both the benefits of a republic and monarchic state to ensure the people have at least two chances before any law is passed.


Answer by  NobodysHome (385)

All this means is that the parliament is the highest authority in a country (such as the United Kingdom) which adheres to this legal concept. Instead of being subject to court decisions, the parliament can make decisions about whether a law should hold or not, and it can change decisions that it has made in the past.


Answer by  sanityrose (2664)

Parliamentary Sovereignty is a doctrine which states "Parliament can do anything except bind its successor." Those who reside under the doctrine find it quite contradictory -offering cover for executive disposition.

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