nondelegation doctrine

Definition of "nondelegation doctrine"
  1. A legal principle that states the U.S. Congress cannot transfer its constitutional responsibilities to other government segments without breaching the separation of powers rule
How to use "nondelegation doctrine" in a sentence
  1. The nondelegation doctrine prevents Congress from shifting its responsibilities to the executive branch.
  2. A violation of the nondelegation doctrine led to a review of the legality of the decision.
  3. The law was contested on the basis of it contravening the nondelegation doctrine.

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