The Theory and Practice of Statutory Interpretation

The Theory and Practice of Statutory Interpretation

by Frank Cross
     
 

ISBN-10: 0804785236

ISBN-13: 9780804785235

Pub. Date: 10/16/2008

Publisher: Stanford University Press

Today, statutes make up the bulk of the relevant law heard in federal courts and arguably represent the most important sourcesofAmerican law.The proper means of judicial interpretation of those statutes has been the subject of great attention and dispute over the years. This book provides new insights into the theory and practice of statutory interpretation by courts.…  See more details below

Overview

Today, statutes make up the bulk of the relevant law heard in federal courts and arguably represent the most important sourcesofAmerican law.The proper means of judicial interpretation of those statutes has been the subject of great attention and dispute over the years. This book provides new insights into the theory and practice of statutory interpretation by courts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804785235
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
10/16/2008
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1 The Goal of Statutory Interpretation 1

2 Textualism and Statutory Interpretation 24

3 Legislative History and Statutory Interpretation 58

4 The Canons of Statutory Interpretation 85

5 Pragmatism and Dynamic Statutory Interpretation 102

6 The Justices and Their Practice of Statutory Interpretation 134

7 Ideology and the Practice of Statutory Interpretation 159

8 Statutory Interpretation in the Lower Federal Courts 180

Notes 201

Index 225

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