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Dynamic Statutory Interpretation

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HARDCOVER

$100.00 • £80.95 • €90.00

ISBN 9780674218789

Publication Date: 12/16/1994

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424 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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World

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  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Why Statutory Interpretation Is Worth a Book
  • I. The Practice of Dynamic Statutory Interpretation
    • 1. The Insufficiency of Statutory Archaeology
    • 2. The Dynamics of Statutory Interpretation
    • 3. A Case Study: Labor Injunction Decisions, 1877–1938
  • II. Jurisprudential Theories for Reading Statutes Dynamically
    • 4. Liberal Theories
    • 5. Legal Process Theories
    • 6. Normativist Theories
  • III. Doctrinal Implications of Dynamic Statutory Jurisprudence
    • 7. Legislative History Values
    • 8. Vertical versus Horizontal Coherence
    • 9. Canons of Statutory Construction as Interpretive Regimes
  • Appendix 1. The Primary Legislative Inaction Precedents, 1962–1992
  • Appendix 2. Supreme Court Decisions Overruling Statutory Precedents, 1962–1992
  • Appendix 3. The Rehnquist Court’s Canons of Statutory Construction
  • Notes
  • Index

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