The Interpretation Game: How Judges and Lawyers Make the Law / Edition 1

The Interpretation Game: How Judges and Lawyers Make the Law / Edition 1

by Robert Benson
     
 

This book questions traditional methods of legal interpretation and challenges the position that objective interpretation of law is possible. Legal interpretation, the author avers, is unavoidably subjective. Benson suggests that "plain meaning," "purpose," "intent," "structure," "strict construction," "precedent," and other legal mysticisms are merely pieces… See more details below

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This book questions traditional methods of legal interpretation and challenges the position that objective interpretation of law is possible. Legal interpretation, the author avers, is unavoidably subjective. Benson suggests that "plain meaning," "purpose," "intent," "structure," "strict construction," "precedent," and other legal mysticisms are merely pieces manipulated in a game. Those interested in legal process, legal writing, constitutional law, statutory interpretation, and jurisprudence will find his arguments provocative and engaging. Whether one is a lawyer, judge, journalist, or informed citizen, this look at the on-going battle about whether judges and lawyers "find the law" or "make the law" will be a stimulating read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594605017
Publisher:
Carolina Academic Press
Publication date:
12/31/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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