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Interpreting law : a primer on how to read statutes and the Constitution

Author: William N Eskridge, Jr.; John Paul Stevens
Publisher: St Paul, MN : Foundation Press, [2016] ©2016
Series: University treatise series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Offers an accessible introduction to statutory and constitutional interpretation by the US's leading legislation scholar. This concise treatise not only identifies the primary "canons" or precepts  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William N Eskridge, Jr.; John Paul Stevens
ISBN: 9781634599122 1634599128
OCLC Number: 950957795
Description: xiii, 470 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : canons and norms in statutory interpretation --
Ordinary meaning --
Whole act, statutory purpose, and whole code --
Statutory precedents --
Legislative history --
Agency interpretation and regulatory history --
Constitutional principles and background norms --
Conclusion : canons and norms in Constitutional interpretation --
Appendix : the Supreme Courts canons of statutory interpretation (1986-2016).
Series Title: University treatise series.
Responsibility: William N. Eskridge Jr., Yale Law School ; foreword by John Paul Stevens.

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