Prof. Saikrishna B. Prakash, James Monroe Distinguished Professor of Law and Paul G. Mahoney Research Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law, has recently published an excellent paper on the legal study of Congress in its entirety. Congress as Elephant, was commissioned by the Article I Initiative and it seeks to fill the gap left by many past scholars who have shied away from a comprehensive analysis of the Institution. In it he argues, 

"...[O]ur Congress is a lumbering massive creature of immense complexity. While we typically regard Congress as a legislature, it has many other features as well, ones that we can recognize if we are open to the idea of Congress being more than a lawmaker."
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