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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, ©1998.
Series: University Center for Human Values series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the neglected art of statutory interpretation. This book argues that it is incompatible with democratic government to allow the meaning of a statute to be determined by what the judges think  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Antonin Scalia; Amy Gutmann
ISBN: 0691004005 9780691004006 0691026300 9780691026305
OCLC Number: 43478118
Notes: "Sixth printing, and first paperback printing, 1998."
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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