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Judging statutes

Author: Robert A Katzmann
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2014] ©2014
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Over the last twenty-five years, there has been a spirited debate in the courts, Congress, and in the academy about how to interpret federal statutes, the laws of Congress. Just as Congress produces laws, so courts are called on to interpret them. This book explores how Congress works; how agencies construe legislation; and examines two interpretative approaches: purposivism and textualism. The book concludes with  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A Katzmann
ISBN: 9780190259846 0190259841
OCLC Number: 911194858
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 171 pages)
Contents: Congress and the lawmaking process --
Congress and agencies : interpreting and implementing statutes --
Judicial interpretation of statutes --
Some cases I have decided --
Promoting understanding.
Responsibility: Robert A. Katzmann.

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Over the last twenty-five years, there has been a spirited debate in the courts, Congress, and in the academy about how to interpret federal statutes, the laws of Congress. Just as Congress produces laws, so courts are called on to interpret them. This book explores how Congress works; how agencies construe legislation; and examines two interpretative approaches: purposivism and textualism. The book concludes with suggestions to promote understanding between courts and Congress.

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