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Misreading Law, Misreading Democracy

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HARDCOVER

$49.50 • £39.95 • €44.50

ISBN 9780674971417

Publication Date: 09/26/2016

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272 pages

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

1 line illustration

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  • Prologue: The Paradox of American Civic Illiteracy
  • 1. Congress Is Not a Court
  • 2. Statutory Interpretation Theories Misunderstand Congress
  • 3. A Legislative Decision Theory of Statutory Interpretation
  • 4. Petty Textualism, Canons, and Cognitive Bias
  • 5. What Is Legislative Intent? Evidence of Context
  • 6. The Constitutional Argument for Legislative Evidence
  • Epilogue: Courts and Congress as Faithful Agents of Democracy
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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