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A matter of interpretation : federal courts and the law : an essay

Author: Antonin Scalia; Amy Gutmann
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1997.
Series: University Center for Human Values series.
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"In exploring the neglected art of statutory interpretation, Antonin Scalia urges that judges resist the temptation to use legislative intention and legislative history. In his view, it is incompatible with democratic government to allow the meaning of a statute to be determined by what the judges think the lawgivers meant rather than by what the legislature actually promulgated. Eschewing the judicial law-making  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Antonin Scalia; Amy Gutmann
ISBN: 0691026300 9780691026305
OCLC Number: 35280772
Description: xiii, 159 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Common-law courts in a civil-law system: the role of United States federal courts in interpreting the constitution and laws / Antonin Scalia --
Comment / Gordon S. Wood --
Comment / Laurence H. Tribe --
Comment / Mary Ann Glendon --
Comment / Ronald Dworkin --
Response / Antonin Scalia.
Series Title: University Center for Human Values series.
Responsibility: by Antonin Scalia ; with commentary by Amy Gutmann, editor [and others].
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