Statutory Interpretation as a Parasitic EndeavorSan Diego Law Review
AbstractThe principal theme of this essay is that statutory interpretation is a project that requires advocates and judges to utilize the insights of three discrete disciplines apart from law: communications and linguistics to understand the way that legislative drafters use words to communicate to others, either in text or in extratextual legislative material; political science to describe the way that legislators behave in enacting statutes; and political theory to provide a normative guide for courts interpreting statutes in a constitutional democracy.
Citation InformationStephen F. Ross. "Statutory Interpretation as a Parasitic Endeavor" San Diego Law Review Vol. 44 (2007) p. 1027
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