POSTAL POWER OF CONGRESS: A STUDY IN CONSTITUTIONAL EXPANSION
Item #: 1000322
Pages: 189 pp.
Published: Baltimore; Johns Hopkins Press; 1916. Reprinted in 2006.
Based on a doctoral dissertation written under the directionof William Westel Willoughby, this study explores thedevelopment of federal postal powers from the 1790s, whenpeople doubted if the government could do more than carrythe mail over existing roads, to the early 1900s, when thegovernment began to assert the right to acquire the nation'srailway system under the postal clause. Though restricted toa single topic, this study raises several valuable pointsconcerning the relationship between the states and thefederal government and the use of legislation to addresssocial needs.
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