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Statutes in court : the history and theory of statutory interpretation

Author: William D Popkin
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 1999.
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"How do judges determine the meaning of laws? The extent to which judges should exercise their discretion in interpreting legislation has been a contentious issue throughout American history, involving questions about the balance of power between the legislature and the judiciary. In Statutes in Court William D. Popkin provides a survey of the history of American statutory interpretation and then offers his own  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Popkin, William D.
Statutes in court.
Durham : Duke University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607267157
Online version:
Popkin, William D.
Statutes in court.
Durham : Duke University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)609963417
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William D Popkin
ISBN: 0822323281 9780822323280
OCLC Number: 40251497
Description: 340 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: English history --
The United States: from the Revolution to the founding --
The United States: nineteenth century --
From 1900 to the 1960s: purposive interpretation --
Giving judges as little to do as possible: the rise of modern textualism --
Giving judges something to do: Republicanism and substantive canons --
Ordinary judging.
Responsibility: William D. Popkin.

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A title that maps the evolving conceptions of the judicial role in the United States from Revolutionary times through the twentieth century before presenting the author's "ordinary judging" theory -  Read more...

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