The Quaestor Proclus

Charles Pazdernik
2015 Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies   unpublished
In the history of legislation, this case of a camouflaged provision is far from unique; many illustrations could be given from present-day law ... what is required is an understanding between those charged with the debate or (quite enough) between the knowing ones among them. 1 Bill-drafting was called by Albany insiders "the black art of politics." An expert bill-drafter had to know thousands of precedents ... He had to know a myriad ways of conferring or denying power by the written word. 2