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Scalia and Garner's Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts

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Edition: 1st ed., 2012
Author(s): Antonin Scalia; Bryan A Garner


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 In this groundbreaking book, Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts, Scalia and Garner systematically explain all the most important principles of constitutional, statutory, and contractual interpretation in an engaging and informative style—with hundreds of illustrations from actual cases.

  • Is a burrito a sandwich?
  • Is a corporation entitled to personal privacy?
  • If you trade a gun for drugs, are you “using a gun” in a drug transaction?

  • The authors grapple with these and dozens of equally curious questions while explaining the most principled, lucid, and reliable techniques for deriving meaning from authoritative texts.

    Meanwhile, the book takes up some of the most controversial issues in modern jurisprudence. What, exactly, is “textualism”? Why is “strict construction” a bad thing? What is the true doctrine of “originalism”? And which is more important: the spirit of the law, or the letter? The authors write with a well-argued point of view that is definitive yet nuanced, straightforward yet sophisticated.

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    Format Hardcover
    Author Antonin Scalia; Bryan A Garner
    ISBN 9780314275554
    Edition 1st ed., 2012
    Publisher West