I DO NOT know what the learned political scientists of the Republic say about it, but it seems to me that the laws of the land are now so poorly written that almost no one knows what they mean. That is a government bureaucrat's delight!
The health care bill, commonly known disparagingly as Obamacare, is typical. No member of Congress could have read it before voting on it, and even now I doubt any congressperson has read it through. I know someone who did read it through but he is an insomniac and does not count. Then there is Betsy McCaughey, former lieutenant governor of New York. She read it through, but only because she thought it an atrocity and wanted to protect Americans from it.