Legislative Process, Third Edition / Edition 3

Legislative Process, Third Edition / Edition 3

by Abner J. Mikva, Eric Lane
     
 

In Legislative Process, Third Edition , two outstanding authors explore American legislative institutions and the processes by which they consider and enact legislation. Using a rich variety of primary source materials, and placing consistentSee more details below

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In Legislative Process, Third Edition , two outstanding authors explore American legislative institutions and the processes by which they consider and enact legislation. Using a rich variety of primary source materials, and placing consistent

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735576629
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date:
04/17/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
940
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Acknowledgments
About the Authors

PART I. Introduction: Legislatures and Statutes

Chapter 1. The Age of Statutes
Chapter 2. The Anatomy and Publication of Statutes
Chapter 3. The Interpretation of Statutes

PART II. The Exercise of the Lawmaking Power

Chapter 4. The Structures and Processes of American Legislatures
Chapter 5. The Functions and Procedures of Legislative Committees
Chapter 6. The Enactment of Legislation

PART III. The Legitimizing Characteristics of American Legislatures

Chapter 7. Representativeness — The Electorate
Chapter 8. Representativeness — Elections, Qualifications, Representative Duties
Chapter 9. Accessibility
Chapter 10. Deliberativeness

PART IV. Establishing the Meaning of a Statute

Chapter 11. The Applicability of Plain Meaning
Chapter 12. Resolving Ambiguities

Table of Cases
Bibliography
Index

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