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Toward an informal account of legal interpretation

Author: Allan C Hutchinson
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016. ©2016
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This book offers a viable account of law, judicial decision-making, and legal interpretation that is as fresh as it is familiar. The author expertly challenges the dominant mode of formalist theorizing and proposes an explanatory account of legal interpretation that can profitably be understood as an 'informal' intervention. Such an informal approach has no truck with either the claims of the formalists (i.e., that  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allan C Hutchinson
ISBN: 9781107152328 1107152321
OCLC Number: 946032598
Description: ix, 188 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: An informal opening --
Among the formalist ghosts --
Walking softly : the positivist contribution --
Walking with purpose : a naturalist turn --
Back to the future : an originalist gambit --
In a common cause : an incremental approach --
A hard line : further positivist efforts --
Crossing over : the anti-formalist critique --
Moving on : an ideological inquiry --
Law and ideology : the informalist approach --
Looking for the informal judge --
Appendix 1. R. v. Lachapelle --
Appendix 2. R. v. Perron --
Appendix 3. McBoyle v. United States.
Responsibility: Allan C. Hutchinson.

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