“Congress” Versus “the Congress”

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  1. mls says:

    Indeed. On a related point, I asked Seth Tillman the following: “What is an “an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States” and how does it differ from an “Office or public Trust under the United States”? I doubt the Framers were trying to send us on a National Treasure hunt to decode these different expressions, but otherwise I have to think they were less than precise in some of the language chosen.” http://www.pointoforder.com/2013/03/07/six-answers-for-six-puzzles/

  2. KH Youm says:

    The leading logomachist Bryan A. Garner, editor in chief of Black’s Law Dictionary (10th ed. 2014), notes: “Congress does not require an article, except in references to a specific session.” Bryan A. Garner, “Congress,” GARNER’S DICTIONARY OF LEGAL USAGE 203 (3rd ed. 2011).