Tag Archives: Statutory interpretation

Gluck & Schultz Bressman: Statutory Interpretation from the Inside: An Empirical Study of Congressional Drafting

Professor Abbe R. Gluck of Yale Law School and Associate Dean Lisa Schultz Bressman of Vanderbilt Law School have posted Statutory Interpretation from the Inside — An Empirical Study of Congressional Drafting, Delegation and the Canons: Part I, forthcoming in … Continue reading

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Stevenson on the Costs of Codification

Professor Dru Stevenson of South Texas College of Law has posted a working paper entitled Costs of Codification, on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Between the Civil War and World War II, every [U.S.] state and the federal government shifted … Continue reading

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Scalia and Garner on Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts

Associate Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court and Bryan A. Garner, Esq., of LawProse have published Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts (West, 2012). Here is the publisher’s description of the book: [...] Scalia and Garner systematically … Continue reading

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Mouritsen on Assessing Corpus Linguistics as an Empirical Path to Plain Meaning

Stephen C. Mouritsen, M.A., Esq., of Cravath, Swaine and Moore LLP, has published Hard Cases and Hard Data: Assessing Corpus Linguistics as an Empirical Path to Plain Meaning, Columbia Science and Technology Law Review, 13, 156-205 (2011). Here is the … Continue reading

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Abstracts for Papers Presented at Current Legal Issues Colloquium 2011: Law and Language

Abstracts have been posted for the papers presented at Current Legal Issues Colloquium 2011 – Law and Language, held 4-5 July 2011 at University College London Faculty of Laws. The papers concern a range of current issues in the fields … Continue reading

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Ringhand & Collins on An Empirical Analysis of the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearings of Supreme Court Nominees, 1939-2009

Professor Lori A. Ringhand of the University of Georgia School of Law and Professor Paul M. Collins, Jr. of the University of North Texas Department of Political Science have posted May it Please the Senate: An Empirical Analysis of the … Continue reading

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Calabresi & Easterbrook on Statutory Interpretation

Two interesting new papers about statutory interpretation, by Senior Circuit Judge Guido Calabresi and Chief Circuit Judge Frank H. Easterbrook, have been published by the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Volume 33, No. 3, Summer 2010: Guido Calabresi, … Continue reading

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Farnsworth et al. on Ambiguity About Ambiguity: An Empirical Inquiry into Legal Interpretation

Associate Dean Ward Farnsworth of Boston University School of Law, and colleages, have published Ambiguity About Ambiguity: An Empirical Inquiry into Legal Interpretation, forthcoming in Journal of Legal Analysis. Here is the abstract: Most scholarship on statutory interpretation discusses what … Continue reading

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Originalism 2.0 Conference at Penn Law

[NOTE: Videos of several of the panels are now available.] Originalism 2.0: The 2010 National Student Symposium of the Federalist Society, was held 26-27 February 2010 at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Click here … Continue reading

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Levmore on Ambiguous Statutes

Dean Saul Levmore of the University of Chicago Law School has published Ambiguous Statutes. Here is the abstract: “Judge Frank Easterbrook is known for insisting that legislative intent is a misconception, bordering on oxymoron. He has also advanced the idea … Continue reading

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