Prepositions in the Constitution
14 Green Bag 2d 163
8 Pages Posted: 10 Jan 2011 Last revised: 2 Mar 2011
Date Written: January 7, 2011
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."
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, K34
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