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(1889) [MARC] Author: Leo Mechelin Translator: Charles J. Cooke
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TIIE PUBLIC LAW OF FINLAND.

(45) Legislative Administration.

We liave already said, in speaking of the
different categories of laws, that legislation, as
understood in constitutional acts, always
presupposes the conjoint action of the Sovereign
and of the Diet, whilst the Emperor’s right to
legislate in administrative matters, without
the co-operation of the Diet, is understood to
form part of the attributes of the executive
power.

As the result of historical development and
of constitutional principles we may state—

That the Emperor and Grand Duke, in
virtue of his prerogative as ruler of the
country, has the right not only to decree
measures in casu, but also to make such
enactments as he may think necessary to
insure the execution and observance of the
laws, and, in general, the proper discharge of
their duties by the public authorities, as also
to carry out the work of government ;

That the enactments thus made, forming
what we term administrative legislation, have

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