1. The General Principles of Legislative Organization.
2. The Suffrage from which the Legislature proceeds.
A. Primary provisions of the Constitution .
The Federal territory has no representation .
(a) Introduced by the XV Amendment
(6) Congress is authorized to regulate the time, place, and man-
ner of electing representatives, and the time and manner of
electing senators (Const. Art. 1, Sec. 4, § 1) .
Statutory regulation of the time of holding elections
of the manner of electing representatives
of electing senators
() Each house shall be the judge of the election of its own
members (Const. Art. 1, Sec. 5, § 1).
3. The Principle of Representation in the Legislature
I. In the House of Representatives.
A. The Original Provision
B. Modifications introduced by
(a) The XIII Amendment
(6) The XIV Amendment
Interpretation of this clause of the XIV Amendment 47
Statutory apportionment of Representatives .
Its constitutionality examined
II. Principle of representation in the Senate
The representation in both houses is uninstructed
4. The Qualifications of Members.
a. Constitutional qualifications .
The presence of those qualifications in a given case is decided by
b. Additional qualifications
c. Constitutional disqualification
d. Additional disqualification
5. The Rights and Privileges of Members.
a. Right to a compensation; b. privilege from arrest
6. Freedom of speech and debate
6. The Assembly and Adjournment of the Legislature
7. The Principle of the Quorum
8. The Internal Organization of each house
Neither house possesses the general power to punish an outsider for
9. Mode of Legislation .