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Plain English for drafting statutes and rules

Author: Robert J Martineau
Publisher: New Providence, NJ : LexisNexis, ©2012.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Martineau
ISBN: 9781422499146 1422499146
OCLC Number: 802183285
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 136, [5] pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The never ending struggle --
How statutes get made in a legislative body --
Federal administrative and court rulemaking --
State rulemaking --
Statutes and rules in the courts --
Mandatory form and language --
Arrangement of bill sections --
The effect of structure and style on substance --
The drafting process --
Plain English principles on word choice --
Ambiguous and other troublesome words --
Plain English principles and rules on drafting a sentence --
Rules on drafting specific provisions or words.
Responsibility: Robert J. Martineau, Robert J. Martineau, Jr.

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