An Introduction to Statutory Interpretation and the Legislative Process (Aspen Student Treatise Series) / Edition 1

An Introduction to Statutory Interpretation and the Legislative Process (Aspen Student Treatise Series) / Edition 1

by Abner J. Mikva, Eric Lane
     
 

In an easy-to-read colloquial style, Mikva and Lane lead students to the understanding they need for succes in substantive courses with a heavy statutory emphasis: The Interpretation of Statutes - Beginning whre students do, by reading interpretiveSee more details below

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In an easy-to-read colloquial style, Mikva and Lane lead students to the understanding they need for succes in substantive courses with a heavy statutory emphasis: The Interpretation of Statutes - Beginning whre students do, by reading interpretive

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567066128
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date:
08/27/1997
Series:
Introduction to Law Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Interpretation of Statutes

A. What Is a Statute?

B. How Judges Interpret Statutes

C. Traditional and Contemporary Theories of Statutory Interpretation

D. The Interpretation of Law Enacted through Initiative and Referendum

Chapter 2: The Legislative Process

A. The 'Real' Legislative Process

B. What Makes the Legislative Process Legitimate?

C. The Structures of the Legislative Process

D. Legislative Rules and Their Enforcement

Chapter 3: The Enactment of a Statute

A. The Voting Rights Act of 1965

B. Recording Legislative Activities - The Congressional Record

C. The Enactment Process

Chapter 4: The Anatomy of a Statute

A. An Example of a Statute - National Voter Registration Act of 1993

B. Who Drafts a Statute?

C. The Conventions of Statutes

D. Private and Local Statutes

Chapter 5: The Publication of Statutes

A. Enrolled Bills

B. Slip Laws

C. Slip Law Collections - Statutes at Large, Session Laws, and Others

D. Codes

E. Evidence of the Law - Of Codes, Slip Laws, Enrolled Bills, and Journal Entries

Conclusion

Table of Authorities

Table of Cases

Table of Statutes

Index

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