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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]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  342.73 SCA    AVAILABLE
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Description xxx, 567 pages ; 24 cm
Summary In this, Scalia and Garner systematically explain all the most important principles of constitutional, statutory, and contractual interpretation ...- 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..." - Publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-506) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Sound principles of interpretation -- Thirteen falsities exposed -- Afterword.
Subject Law -- Interpretation and construction.
Judicial process.
Law -- Philosophy.
Law -- Methodology.
Added Author Garner, Bryan A.
ISBN 9780314275554
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