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Author Popkin, William D.

Title Statutes in court : the history and theory of statutory interpretation / William D Popkin
Published Durham : Duke Univ Pr, 1999


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Description 340 pages
Contents Pt. I. The Evolution of Statutory Interpretation: English Antecedents and United States Experience. 1. English History. 2. The United States: From the Revolution to the Founding. 3. The United States: Nineteenth Century. 4. From 1900 to the 1960s: Purposive Interpretation -- Pt. II. Contemporary Statutory Interpretation. 5. Giving Judges as Little to Do as Possible: The Rise of Modern Textualism. 6. Giving Judges Something to Do: Republicanism and Substantive Canons. 7. Ordinary Judging
Summary "How do judges determine the meaning of laws? The extent to which judges should exercise their discretion in interpreting legislation has been a contentious issue throughout American history, involving questions about the balance of power between the legislature and the judiciary. In Statutes in Court William D. Popkin provides a survey of the history of American statutory interpretation and then offers his own theory of "ordinary judging" that defines the proper scope of judicial discretion."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [257]-331) and index
Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Judicial discretion -- United States.
Statute law -- History -- United States
Construction and interpretation -- History -- United States
Law -- United States -- Interpretation and construction -- History.
Judicial discretion -- United States -- History.
Law -- Interpretation and construction.
Judicial discretion.
LC no. 98043552
ISBN 0822323281 hardback