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Judging under uncertainty : an institutional theory of legal interpretation

Author: Adrian Vermeule
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2006.
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"How should judges, in America and elsewhere, interpret statutes and the Constitution?" "Previous work on these fundamental questions has typically started from abstract views about the nature of democracy or constitutionalism, or the nature of legal language, or the essence of the rule of law. From these conceptual premises, theorists typically deduce an ambitious role for judges, particularly in striking down  Read more...
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Vermeule, Adrian, 1968-
Judging under uncertainty.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)608054325
Online version:
Vermeule, Adrian, 1968-
Judging under uncertainty.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)632101122
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Vermeule
ISBN: 0674022106 9780674022102
OCLC Number: 62282324
Description: viii, 333 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
[pt]. 1. Critique --
1. Interpretation without institutions --
2. Dynamism and pragmatism : a tale of two nirvanas --
[pt]. 2. Reconstruction --
3. The institutional turn --
4. Judicial capacities : a case study --
5. Systemic effects and judicial coordination --
[pt]. 3. Applications --
6. Judges, uncertainty, and bounded rationality --
7. Statutory interpretation --
8. Judicial review and constitutional interpretation --
Conclusion : interim interpretive theory --
Nnotes --
Index.
Responsibility: Adrian Vermeule.

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