Judging statutes / Robert A. Katzmann.
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- Law -- United States -- Interpretation and construction.
Legislative bodies -- United States.
Judicial process -- United States.
Statutes -- United States.
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- In an ideal world, the laws of Congress-known as federal statutes-would always be clearly worded and easily understood by the judges tasked with interpreting them. But many laws feature ambiguous or even contradictory wording. How, then, should judges divine their meaning? Should they stick only to the text? To what degree, if any, should they consult aids beyond the statutes themselves? Are the purposes of lawmakers in writing law relevant? Some judges, such as Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, believe courts should look to the language of the statute and virtually nothing else. Chief Jud
- Halftitle page; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication page; Contents; Preface; Halftitle page; Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Congress and the Lawmaking Process; Chapter 3: Congress and Agencies: Interpreting and Implementing Statutes; Chapter 4: Judicial Interpretation of Statutes; A. The Purposive Approach; B. The Uses of Legislative History; C. The Textualist Critique; D. Textualists' Impact; E. A Critique of Textualism; F. Canons of Statutory Construction; G. Concluding Thoughts; Chapter 5: Some Cases I Have Decided
A. Raila v. United States, 355 F.3d 118 (2d Cir. 2004), endorsed by the Supreme Court in Dolan v. United States Postal Service, 546 U.S. 481 (2006)B. United States v. Gayle, 342 F.3d 89 (2d Cir. 2003), endorsed by the Supreme Court in Small v. United States, 544 U.S. 385 (2005); C. Murphy v. Arlington Central School District Board of Education, 402 F.3d 332 (2d Cir. 2004), reversed by the Supreme Court, 548 U.S. 291 (2006); D. Coda; Chapter 6: Promoting Understanding; A. Drafting and Statutory Revision; B. Making Legislative History More Reliable; Chapter 7: Conclusion; Appendix A
A. Congressional DocumentsB. Books and Articles in Collected Works; C. Articles; Appendix B; A. Books; B. Articles; Acknowledgements; Notes; Preface; Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Chapter 6; Conclusion; Index
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