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Author Scalia, Antonin.
Title Reading law : the interpretation of legal texts / Antonin Scalia & Bryan A. Garner.
Publication Info. St. Paul, MN : Thomson/West, [2012]
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Location Call No. Note Status
 Law Classified  K290 .S33 2012    ---  AVAILABLE
Description xxx, 567 pages ; 24 cm
Type of Content text txt
Type of Media unmediated n
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-506) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Sound principles of interpretation -- Thirteen falsities exposed -- Afterword.
Summary In this groundbreaking book, 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. The authors write with a well-argued point of view that is definitive yet nuanced, straightforward yet sophisticated. - Publisher.
Subject Law -- Interpretation and construction.
Judicial process -- United States.
Law -- Philosophy.
Statutes -- United States.
Law -- Methodology.
Added Author Garner, Bryan A.
ISBN 031427555X