Legislation and Statutory Interpretation 2d Concepts and Insights Series

Legislation and Statutory Interpretation  2d  Concepts and Insights Series Author William Eskridge Jr.
ISBN-10 9781628102543
Year 2007-01-18
Pages 425
Language en
Publisher West Academic
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Suitable for students or practitioners, this authoritative overview of the legislative process and statutory interpretation moves smoothly and understandably between the theoretical and the practical. It contains in-depth discussion of such topics as theories of legislation and representation, electoral and legislative structures, extrinsic sources for statutory interpretation, and substantive canons of statutory interpretation. Reap the benefits of the authors' experience, opinions, and insight and gain a working knowledge of the area.

Judging Statutes

Judging Statutes Author Robert A. Katzmann
ISBN-10 9780199362158
Year 2014-08-14
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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In an ideal world, the laws of Congress--known as federal statutes--would always be clearly worded and easily understood by the judges tasked with interpreting them. But many laws feature ambiguous or even contradictory wording. How, then, should judges divine their meaning? Should they stick only to the text? To what degree, if any, should they consult aids beyond the statutes themselves? Are the purposes of lawmakers in writing law relevant? Some judges, such as Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, believe courts should look to the language of the statute and virtually nothing else. Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit respectfully disagrees. In Judging Statutes, Katzmann, who is a trained political scientist as well as a judge, argues that our constitutional system charges Congress with enacting laws; therefore, how Congress makes its purposes known through both the laws themselves and reliable accompanying materials should be respected. He looks at how the American government works, including how laws come to be and how various agencies construe legislation. He then explains the judicial process of interpreting and applying these laws through the demonstration of two interpretative approaches, purposivism (focusing on the purpose of a law) and textualism (focusing solely on the text of the written law). Katzmann draws from his experience to show how this process plays out in the real world, and concludes with some suggestions to promote understanding between the courts and Congress. When courts interpret the laws of Congress, they should be mindful of how Congress actually functions, how lawmakers signal the meaning of statutes, and what those legislators expect of courts construing their laws. The legislative record behind a law is in truth part of its foundation, and therefore merits consideration.

Legislation Statutory Interpretation and Election Law Examples Explanations

Legislation  Statutory Interpretation  and Election Law  Examples   Explanations Author Hasen
ISBN-10 1454845414
Year 2014-07-07
Pages 446
Language en
Publisher Wolters Kluwer Law and Business
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A favorite among successful students, and often recommended by professors, the unique Examples & Explanations series gives you extremely clear introductions to concepts followed by realistic examples that mirror those presented in the classroom throughout the semester. Use at the beginning and midway through the semester to deepen your understanding through clear explanations, corresponding hypothetical fact patterns, and analysis. Then use to study for finals by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the accompanying analysis. Designed to complement your casebook, the trusted Examples & Explanations titles get right to the point in a conversational, often humorous style that helps you learn the material each step of the way and prepare for the exam at the end of the course. The unique, time-tested Examples & Explanations series is invaluable to teach yourself the subject from the first day of class until your last review before the final. Each guide: helps you learn new material by working through chapters that explain each topic in simple languagechallenges your understanding with hypotheticals similar to those presented in classprovides valuable opportunity to study for the final by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the corresponding analysisquickly gets to the point in conversational style laced with humorremains a favorite among law school studentsis often recommended by professors who encourage the use of study guidesworks with ALL the major casebooks, suits any class on a given topicprovides an alternative perspective to help you understand your casebook and in-class lectures An up-to-date, user-friendly, and clear student-oriented treatise tackling the complex subjects in this field, including statutory interpretation, lobbying, bribery, campaign finance law, and voting rights. Suitable for use with courses in Legislation and Regulation, Statutory Interpretation, Election Law, Voting Rights, and Campaign Finance. Features an easy-to-follow correlation chart that matches the book's coverage to the leading casebooks. Written by one of the leading voices in the field of election law and legislation. No other statutory supplement is as comprehensive, up-to-date, and full of examples (and answers) to test student knowledge.

Dynamic Statutory Interpretation

Dynamic Statutory Interpretation Author William N. Eskridge
ISBN-10 0674218787
Year 1994
Pages 438
Language en
Publisher Harvard University Press
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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.

The Nature of Legislative Intent

The Nature of Legislative Intent Author Richard Ekins
ISBN-10 9780191645945
Year 2012-10-11
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher OUP Oxford
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Are legislatures able to form and act on intentions? The question matters because the interpretation of statutes is often thought to centre on the intention of the legislature and because the way in which the legislature acts is relevant to the authority it does or should enjoy. Many scholars argue that legislative intent is a fiction: the legislative assembly is a large, diverse group rather than a single person and it seems a mystery how the intentions of the individual legislators might somehow add up to a coherent group intention. This book argues that in enacting a statute the well-formed legislature forms and acts on a detailed intention, which is the legislative intent. The foundation of the argument is an analysis of how the members of purposive groups act together by way of common plans, sometimes forming complex group agents. The book extends this analysis to the legislature, considering what it is to legislate and how members of the assembly cooperate to legislate. The book argues that to legislate is to choose to change the law for some reason: the well-formed legislature has the capacity to consider what should be done and to act to that end. This argument is supported by reflection on the centrality of intention to the nature of language use. The book then explains in detail how members of the assembly form and act on joint intentions, which do not reduce to the intentions of each member, before outlining some implications of this account for the practice of statutory interpretation. Developing a robust account of the nature and importance of legislative intention, the book represents a significant contribution to the literature on deliberative democracy that will be of interest to all those thinking about legal interpretation and constitutional theory.

Legislative Law and Process in a Nutshell

Legislative Law and Process in a Nutshell Author Jack Davies
ISBN-10 031416751X
Year 2007-01-01
Pages 346
Language en
Publisher West Academic
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This book -- authored by a longtime legislator, law professor, appellate judge and volunteer lobbyist -- provides a pragmatic view of how state legislatures operate. It gives a behind-the-scenes look at the fascinating and little understood intellectual journey that is the legislative process. This book helps its readers understand how hard thought and hard work turn first-draft legislative ideas into effective laws. It describes the process used by all legislative institutions to refine bills, and examines the tactics of advocates that speed or impede legislation. The dynamic life of legislative law after enactment is detailed, including how agencies, local governments and businesses use statutes and how citizens, lawyers and courts adjust legislative words to fit life's realities. The third edition of this popular book retains the practical insights of the previous editions and adds descriptions of the profound impact the Internet and cell phones have had on the daily work of the

Cases and Materials on Legislation and Regulation

Cases and Materials on Legislation and Regulation Author William N. Eskridge (Jr.)
ISBN-10 1628101733
Year 2014-09-25
Pages 1262
Language en
Publisher West Academic Publishing
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The Fifth Edition offers a comprehensive introduction to legislation and administration in the regulatory state. Importantly, it features new chapters addressing regulation, including constitutional structure, the types of agencies and their tools for statutory implementation under the Administrative Procedure Act, oversight and review of agency action by all three branches, and judicial deference to agency interpretations. The Fifth Edition also updates the book's classic and path-breaking treatment of the theories and practice of statutory interpretation. It devotes expanded attention to a range of textualist theories, dictionary use, and reliance on language and substantive canons, as well as providing the key statutory text as a preface to major cases. And the new edition contains an in-depth introduction to theories of legislation, the legislative process, representational structures, campaign finance, regulation of lobbying, and direct democracy. The Fifth Edition is perfect for 1L Legislation and Legislation-Regulation ("LegReg") courses, and it remains the go-to book for upper level courses.

Mastering Statutory Interpretation

Mastering Statutory Interpretation Author Linda D. Jellum
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105134423685
Year 2008
Pages 302
Language en
Publisher
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Mastering Statutory Interpretation explains the methods of interpreting statutes, including a discussion of the various theories and canons of interpretation. The book begins by exploring these theories and identifying the sources of meaning the theorists use to interpret statutes, including intrinsic, extrinsic, and policy-based. Throughout, the text uses the major cases in each area of study to explain how the canons work in practice. Finally, each chapter provides a concise roadmap and summary to introduce and encapsulate the most important material.This book is part of the Carolina Academic Press Mastering Series edited by Russell L. Weaver, University of Louisville School of Law.

Cases and Materials on Statutory Interpretation

Cases and Materials on Statutory Interpretation Author William N. Eskridge (Jr.)
ISBN-10 0314278184
Year 2012
Pages 872
Language en
Publisher West Academic Publishing
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Drawn from and updating the materials in the authors' landmark casebook on Legislation, this new casebook is a comprehensive and highly teachable introduction to Statutory Interpretation. Reflecting new scholarship as well as recent federal and state cases, the editors have included and updated the many teachable statutory interpretation cases found in the longer legislation casebook. This shorter casebook is perfect for upper-level legislation courses that focus on statutory interpretation and for first-year regulatory state courses that spend a significant time on statutory interpretation.

Legislation

Legislation Author Kent Greenawalt
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105062035360
Year 1999-01-01
Pages 316
Language en
Publisher
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This book gives an overview of the field of statutory interpretation for the law student. It examines the subject through questions that help show how Legislation is crafted. Part of the University Casebook Series, it features expertly edited cases, text and questions for classroom discussion.

Modern Administrative Law in Australia

Modern Administrative Law in Australia Author Matthew Groves
ISBN-10 9781107692190
Year 2014-02-13
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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Modern Administrative Law provides an authoritative overview of administrative law in Australia. It clarifies and enlivens this crucial but complex area of law, with erudite analysis and thoroughly modern perspectives. The contributors - including highly respected academics from 11 Australian law schools,as well as eminent practitioners including Chief Justice Robert French AC and Justice Stephen Gageler of the High Court of Australia - are at the forefront of current research, debate and decision making, and infuse the book with unique insight. The book examines the structure and themes of administrative law, the theory and practice of judicial review, and the workings of administrative law beyond the courts. Administrative law affects innumerable aspects of political, commercial and private life, and yet is often considered difficult to understand. Modern Administrative Law unravels the intricacies and reveals how they are applied in real cases. It is an essential reference for students and practitioners of administrative law.

New Insights into the Semantics of Legal Concepts and the Legal Dictionary

New Insights into the Semantics of Legal Concepts and the Legal Dictionary Author Martina Bajčić
ISBN-10 9789027266002
Year 2017-04-12
Pages 222
Language en
Publisher John Benjamins Publishing Company
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This book focuses on legal concepts from the dual perspective of law and terminology. While legal concepts frame legal knowledge and take center stage in law, the discipline of terminology has traditionally been about concept description. Exploring topics common to both disciplines such as meaning, conceptualization and specialized knowledge transfer, the book gives a state-of-the-art account of legal interpretation, legal translation and legal lexicography with special emphasis on EU law. The special give-and-take of law and terminology is illuminated by real-life legal cases which demystify the ways courts do things with concepts. This original approach to the semantics of legal concepts is then incorporated into the making of a legal dictionary, thus filling a gap in the theory and practice of legal lexicography. With its rich repertoire of examples of legal terms in different languages, the book provides a blend of theory and practice, making it a valuable resource not only for scholars of law, language and lexicography but also for legal translators and students.

Administrative Law

Administrative Law Author Andrew Popper
ISBN-10 1634598873
Year 2016-06-18
Pages 277
Language en
Publisher West Academic Publishing
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As a part of our CasebookPlus offering, you'llreceive the print book along with lifetime digital access to the eBook.Additionally you'll receive 12-month online access to the Learning Librarywhich includes quizzes tied specifically to your book, an outline starter anddigital access to leading study aids in that subject and the Gilbert®Law Dictionary. The included study aids are Administrative Law and Processin a Nutshell, Administrative Law Concepts and Insights and an AdministrativeLaw Concise Hornbook. The redemption code will be shipped to you with the book. Since 2010, the Court has been busy clarifying, expanding, modifying, and redefining fundamental components of administrative law. This new edition presents 13 of these cases and 200 other notes bringing students and faculty up-to-date in this dynamic field. Tucked within the core of the traditional curricular structure are King (the Affordable Care Act),Obergefell (same-sex marriage), Free Enterprise Fund (yet another case on presidential removal power), Canning (recess appointments), Mack Truck (good cause exception),Arlington (the capacity of agencies to define their authority), Stern (on non-Article III courts) and much more. The result is a readable and straightforward casebook, coupled with hundreds of summary boxes and hypotheticals.