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Author Scalia, Antonin.

Title Reading law : the interpretation of legal texts / Antonin Scalia & Bryan A. Garner
Published St. Paul, MN : Thomson/West, [2012]


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Description xxx, 567 pages ; 24 cm
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-506) and index
Subject Law -- Interpretation and construction.
Judicial process -- United States.
Law -- Philosophy.
Statutes -- United States.
Law -- Methodology.
Author Garner, Bryan A.
ISBN 031427555X