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How the Constitution Makes Subtraction Easy

Saikrishna Prakash

University of Virginia School of Law

November 14, 2006

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 92, 2006

This reply discusses John Harrison's insightful "Addition by Subtraction," which is a response to "Removal and Tenure in Office." The piece suggests that there are strong historical and textual reasons to suppose that Congress can remove executive and certain judicial officers. It also argues that courts may remove inferior judicial officers. Finally, it offers an admittedly less than full-throated defense of the notion that the President may grant tenure during good behavior to executive officers.

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Keywords: Removal, officers, tenure, tenure in office, Senate, Decision of 1789, Judicial Power, remove, office, Executive Power

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Prakash, Saikrishna, How the Constitution Makes Subtraction Easy (November 14, 2006). Virginia Law Review, Vol. 92, 2006. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1557932 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1557932

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