Prepositions in the Constitution
Erik M. Jensen
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
January 7, 2011
14 Green Bag 2d 163
Case Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-2
To defend the proposition that prepositions matter, this article examines the "of" in the phrase "duties of tonnage" and the "on" in "taxes on incomes."
Number of Pages in PDF File: 8
Keywords: Prepositions, Constitutional law, Constitutional interpretation, Tonnage Clause, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, Taxes on Income, Income tax, Sixteenth Amendment
JEL Classification: K10, K34Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: January 10, 2011 ; Last revised: March 2, 2011
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