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Author Scalia, Antonin.

Title Reading law : the interpretation of legal texts / Antonin Scalia & Bryan A. Garner.

Imprint St. Paul, MN : Thomson/West, c2012.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    340.1 SCA    Available
Description xxx, 567 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 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 9780314275554

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