Statutory Interpretation

Author: Randy N. Graham
Editor: Kluwer
ISBN: 9781552390634
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The Theory And Practice Of Statutory Interpretation

Author: Frank B. Cross
Editor: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804769815
Size: 11,93 MB
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Today, statutes make up the bulk of the relevant law heard in federal courts and arguably represent the most important source of American law. The proper means of judicial interpretation of those statutes have 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. Cross offers the first comprehensive analysis of statutory interpretation and includes extensive empirical evidence of Supreme Court practice. He offers a thorough review of the active disputes over the appropriate approaches to statutory interpretations, namely whether courts should rely exclusively on the text or also examine the legislative history. The book then considers the use of these approaches by the justices of the recent Rehnquist Court and the degree to which they were applied by the justices, either sincerely or in pursuit of an ideological agenda.

Interpreting Statutes

Author: Stephen Bottomley
Editor: Federation Press
ISBN: 9781862875562
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Interpreting Statutes was cited 4 times by the High Court in Momcilovic v The Queen [2011] HCA 34 (8 September 2011)Interpreting Statutes has been written for lawyers and judges who must interpret statutes on a daily basis, as well as for students and scholars who have their own responsibility for the future. This book takes a new approach to statutory interpretation. The authors consider the fundamental importance of context in statutory interpretation across various fields of regulation and explore the problems, which arise from the frequent disjunction between regulatory design and subsequent statutory interpretation. As a result, they bring to the fore fundamental theoretical questions underlying interpretive choice and expand our appreciation of how critical interpretive issues are to the proper functioning of our legal system. The book is divided into two parts. The first covers several areas dealing with fundamental theoretical issues. The second deals with particular areas of the law, such as criminal law or corporate law, addressing the utility and functionality of the general theories from different legal perspectives and illustrating the fact that different interpretive principles may take precedence in different areas of the law. It reveals the complexity of statutory interpretation when applied to actual practice in a particular area of law. Despite this complexity and the unique problems of statutory interpretation within each area of law, some major themes emerge including: the strong influence of constitutional interpretation; tension between common law rights and statutory innovation; questions about the interaction of domestic law with international law; tension between settled judicial principles of interpretation and principles embedded in legislation; issues concerning the interpretation of delegated legislation; and questions about gap filling and discretion in the interpretation of statutes and codes.

Statutes In Court

Author: William D. Popkin
Editor: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822323280
Size: 13,86 MB
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Popkin provides a survey of the history of American statutory interpretation and then offers his own theory of "ordinary judging" that defines the proper scope of judicial discretion."--BOOK JACKET.

Statutory Interpretation

Author: P. Jim Evans
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
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Surveying common problems in the application of statutes to particular cases, as well as the common law method of statutory interpretation, this introductory volume for students draws on cases from the U.S., New Zealand, Australia, and Britain to provide a comprehensive overview of the interpretation of statutes.

Statutory Interpretation

Author: Sir Rupert Cross
Editor: Lexis Pub
ISBN: 9780406049711
Size: 11,72 MB
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"Cross: Statutory Interpretation" is a concise, systematic introduction to the general principles of statutory interpretation. This new edition provides a comprehensive analysis of the contemporary approach of English courts to the interpretation of statutes. The latest case law developments are incorporated, most importantly Pepper v Hart which has necessitated extensive changes throughout the text. This edition explores the increasing importance of developments in European law, both in EC law and its implementation in domestic law and the impact of the European Convention on Human Rights. The text also incorporates analysis of the latest significant jurisprudential literature, as well as a review of statutory drafting which contrasts the drafting of EC legislation with that of domestic law.

Statutory Interpretation

Author: Donald James Gifford
Editor: Lawbook Company
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Examination of the general approaches to statutory interpretation, with a detailed focus on the rules developed by the courts. Leading authorities and representative cases relating to those rules are included. The author teaches law at rhe University of Queensland.

Modern Statutory Interpretation

Author: Linda D. Jellum
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This casebook is designed to teach statutory interpretation as a lawyering process. It uses a combination of traditional cases along with problems to accomplish that objective. Broadly organized around the process of interpretation, it focuses first on the plain meaning of the text and then addresses the question of whether and, if so, when courts will examine sources other than the text for meaning. The book then addresses the various approaches and theories to interpretation and examines how those approaches have been applied to particular interpretative problems, such as implied rights, administrative interpretations, and the interpretation of uniform statutes. Within each chapter, subjects are introduced with concise summaries of core concepts. After that introduction, a well-edited case explores the uncertainties and boundaries of those core concepts. The notes and questions following each principal case are designed to help focus before class the students thoughts and understanding of the case and the concepts it raises, including the broader implications. Finally, problems are included for key subjects to ensure that the students learn statutory interpretation skills. Each problem lends itself to at least two arguments (and usually more) and relies upon and requires further inquiry into the concepts in the chapter.

Dynamic Statutory Interpretation

Author: William N. Eskridge
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674218789
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Contrary to traditional theories of statutory interpretation, which ground statutes in the original legislative text or intent, legal scholar William Eskridge argues that statutory interpretation changes in response to new political alignments, new interpreters, and new ideologies. It does so, first of all, because it involves richer authoritative texts than does either common law or constitutional interpretation: statutes are often complex and have a detailed legislative history. Second, Congress can, and often does, rewrite statutes when it disagrees with their interpretations; and agencies and courts attend to current as well as historical congressional preferences when they interpret statutes. Third, since statutory interpretation is as much agency-centered as judgecentered and since agency executives see their creativity as more legitimate than judges see theirs, statutory interpretation in the modern regulatory state is particularly dynamic. Eskridge also considers how different normative theories of jurisprudence--liberal, legal process, and antiliberal--inform debates about statutory interpretation. He explores what theory of statutory interpretation--if any--is required by the rule of law or by democratic theory. Finally, he provides an analytical and jurisprudential history of important debates on statutory interpretation.

Statutory Construction And Interpretation

Editor: The Capitol Net Inc
ISBN: 1587332132
Size: 15,87 MB
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This book reviews the primary rules courts apply to discern a statute's meaning. However, each matter of interpretation before a court presents its own challenges, and there is no unified, systematic approach used in all cases. While schools of statutory interpretation may vary on what factors should be considered, all approaches start (if not necessarily end) with the language and structure of the statute itself. In analyzing a statute's text, courts are guided by the basic principle that a statute should be read as a harmonious whole, with its separate parts being interpreted within their broader statutory context.