Delegata potestas non potest delegari


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Delegata potestas non potest delegari. A delegated authority cannot be again delegated. 2 Co. Inst. 597; 5 Bing. N. C. 310; 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1300.

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During this time, courts frequently invoked the Latin maxim delegata potestas non potest delegari, (107) and nondelegation maxims of some kind made an appearance in twenty-two percent of the cases.
Whiteside, Delegata Potestas Non Potest Delegari: A Maxim of American Constitutional Law, 14 CORNELL L.Q.
Delegata potestas non potest delegari begins, but does not end, judicial analysis.