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Materials on Legislation: Political Language and the Political Process (University Casebook Series)

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Edition: 5th ed., 2009


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This authoritative discussion of legislation and the political process covers the subject in depth, from legislative history to interpretation; text and context; compromise; and legislative action and inaction after passage of legislation. This Materials on Legislation: Political Language and the Political Process contains expert commentary, case studies, case notes, and examples explain points under consideration. Thought-provoking questions hone students' legal reasoning and help ensure comprehension.

Table of Contents includes:
The Rise of Legislation and the Reaction of Common Law Courts;
From 1900 to the 1960s—Purposive Interpretation;
Contemporary History—The Decline of Foundationalism;
The Technique and Theory of Statutory Interpretation;
Contemporaneous Legislative History;
Administrative Interpretation;
Legislative Action and Inaction After Passage of Legislation;
Statutes as a Source of Law;
Statutory Interpretation, Separation of Powers, and the U.S. Constitution;
Law and the Political Process.


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ISBN 9781599413945
Edition 5th ed., 2009
Publisher West