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Interpreting Constitutions: A Comparative Study

Jeffrey Goldsworthy (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226474
eISBN:
9780191706707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226474.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This book describes the constitutions of six major federations and how they have been interpreted by their highest courts, compares the interpretive methods and underlying principles that have guided ... More


How to Do Things with Legal Doctrine

Pierre Schlag and Amy J. Griffin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226726106
eISBN:
9780226726380
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226726380.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

“How to do Things with Legal Doctrine,” describes and explains those fundamental rhetorical moves that cut across the law school curriculum. We discuss rules vs. standards, textualism vs. ... More


Interpretation

Pierre Schlag and Amy J. Griffin

in How to Do Things with Legal Doctrine

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226726106
eISBN:
9780226726380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226726380.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

In this chapter, we will deal with two predominant modes of legal interpretation—namely, textualism and purposivism. These two modes seem to recur frequently across many different national and ... More


Statutes

Robert A. Katzmann

in The Embattled Constitution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770122
eISBN:
9780814762806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770122.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines a range of approaches to statutory interpretation. In particular, it explores how Congress actually functions, how Congress signals its meaning, what Congress expects of those ... More


Textualism in Context

Andrei Marmor

in The Language of Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198714538
eISBN:
9780191782831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714538.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The main purpose of this chapter is to show that the views about linguistic communication that make textualism a plausible theory of what the law says, show why textualism is not nearly as helpful a ... More


Judging Statutes

Robert Katzmann

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199362134
eISBN:
9780190259846
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199362134.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Over the last twenty-five years, there has been a spirited debate in the courts, Congress, and in the academy about how to interpret federal statutes, the laws of Congress. Federal judges spend a ... More


Introduction: A Principled Method, Even for the United States

Gamonal C. Sergio and César F. Rosado Marzán

in Principled Labor Law: U.S. Labor Law through a Latin American Method

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190052669
eISBN:
9780190052690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190052669.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter introduces the book’s main goal: to provide a “principled labor law” method to decide hard cases. It describes principled labor law as a Latin American method embedded in the principles ... More


A Dialogue

Tim Mulgan

in Purpose in the Universe: The moral and metaphysical case for Ananthropocentric Purposivism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199646142
eISBN:
9780191813993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646142.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter informally illustrates the ethical possibilities that Ananthropocentric Purposivism opens up. It suggests that the impact of Ananthropocentric Purposivism on a person’s life will depend ... More


The Multidimensional Process of Interpretation: Content-Determination and Law-Ascertainment Distinguished

Jean d’Aspremont

in Interpretation in International Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198725749
eISBN:
9780191792731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198725749.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter is premised on the idea that international lawyers, while trying to give meaning to legal rules (content-determination) or while engaging in the identification of rules ... More


Judicial Interpretation of Statutes

Robert A. Katzmann

in Judging Statutes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199362134
eISBN:
9780190259846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199362134.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter compares two approaches to interpreting statutes: purposivism and textualism. The former is a matter of seeking out the purpose for creating the law, which is further supplemented by a ... More


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