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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Research Canons: Legislation/Statutory Interpretation

Our next subject matter for the research canons project is Legislation/Statutory Interpretation.  (See here for a discussion of the research canons project.)  Please comment on the books and articles that are essential to a new academic in the field.

Posted by Matt Bodie on October 19, 2006 at 10:11 AM in Research Canons | Permalink


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Oh, I forgot: Francis Lieber, Legal and Political Hermeneutics (IIRC correctly, people can download CLR's version for this from Hein)

Posted by: S.cotus | Oct 19, 2006 3:02:38 PM

Endlich on Statutes;
Dickerson on Statutes.

Posted by: S.cotus | Oct 19, 2006 1:51:27 PM

good list. i'd also add:

Felix Frankfurter, Some Reflections on the Reading of Statutes, 47 Colum. L. Rev. 527 (1947).

Frank H. Easterbrook, Text, History, and Structure in Statutory Interpretation, 17 Harv. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y. 61 (1994).

John F. Manning, Textualism as a Nondelegation Doctrine, 97 Colum. L. Rev. 673 (1997).

John F. Manning, What Divides Textualists From Purposivists?, 106 Colum. L.Rev. 70 (2006).

Posted by: andy | Oct 19, 2006 11:08:39 AM

Here are a few items to start:
Calabresi, A Common Law for the Age of Statutes (1982)
Eskridge, Dynamic Statutory Interpretation (1994)
Scalia, A Matter of Interpretation (1997)
Breyer, Active Liberty (2006)
Posner, Statutory Interpretation --in the Classroom and in the Courtroom, 50 U. Chi. L. Rev. 800 (1983)
Easterbrook, Statutes' Domains, 50 U. Chi. L. Rev. 533 (1983)
Llewellyn, Remarks on the Theory of Appellate Decision and the Rules or Canons About How Statutes Are To Be Construed, 3 Vand. L. Rev. 395 (1950)
Ross, Where Have You Gone, Karl Llewellyn? Should Congress Turn Its Lonely Eyes To You?, 45 Vand. L. Rev. 561 (1992)
Manning, The Absurdity Doctrine, 116 Harv. L. Rev. 2387 (2003)
Eskridge & Frickey, Foreword: Law as Equilibrium, 108 Harv. L. Rev. 26 (1994)

Posted by: Mike Dimino | Oct 19, 2006 10:56:00 AM

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