Public law and statutory interpretation: principles and practice by lisa burton crawford, janina boughey, melissa castan and maria o'sullivan this book is. T associate professor of law, georgetown university law center i am grateful to daniel many respects to anglo-american statutory interpretation, civil law in. Cover of understanding legislation: a practical guide to statutory interpretation understanding legislation: a practical guide to statutory interpretation.
In canada, there are areas of law where provincial governments and the federal government have concurrent. Truly descriptive legal realism must recognize some role for the law this does not amount to acceptance of formalism, though while the law. In society's fight against crime, police and prosecutors are the tip of the spear, but us law has never trusted the police or prosecutors with the ultimate authority.
It is fitting that this law journal should publish its first survey of statutory interpretation as it applies in illinois courts although the following article is written in the. Statutory interpretation is the act or process of interpreting and applying legislation it is the principles developed by courts for interpreting statutes this is also. The words rules of statutory interpretation are used loosely in this article to include any of the legal principles and concepts devoted to the meaning of statutes. Official website of the statutory independent body created by the law commissions act 1965 to keep the law under review and to recommend. Statutory interpretation in its broadest sense is the process of determining the true meaning of a written document the interpretation act 1978 provides limited .
Legal method- research and statutory interpretation - legal103 (2018) the objective of the paper is to teach students the basics of legal method including. Beyond reading the plain language of the law itself, researchers turn to other these are basically statutes about statutory interpretation. Jump to navigation the university of chicago law review menu current issue podcast archive submissions the maroonbook about contact order. Interpret the law made by congress the two main theories of statutory interpretation— purposivism and textualism—disagree about how. As well as considering how to read statutory language, and the key principles and interpretation of eu law and its effect on domestic legislation 13.
It is easy to be cynical about statutory interpretation it often appears that courts university of washington - school of law date written: february 1, 2009. In law, the rules of statutory interpretation govern how judges and others in the legal system should read the language in laws, regulations, and ordinances. Sometimes called sutherland on statutory construction after original author- editor multi-volume the theory and practice of statutory interpretation by frank b. Appellate courts involve some element of statutory interpretation and m practice involves the application and interpretation of statutes like any aspect of legal.
Statutory interpretation3 in this context, the thought of removing either text bcom/llb (hons) (uq), llm (qut), lecturer, school of law, queensland university. The statutory interpretation page of the australian legislation guide includes: statutory interpretation legislation: commonwealth, new south. It is to be noted that in the united states of america, which is a common law country, there is a much more flexible approach to the interpretation of statutes than. Role the common law tradition plays in statutory interpretation ju- states federal courts in interpreting the constitution and laws, in a matter of interpreta.
Any question of statutory interpretation begins with looking at the plain language of the statute to discover its original intent to discover a statute's original intent,. Advanced statutory interpretation prerequisites: completion of 78 uoc in laws courses including administrative law (laws1160) co-requisite: resolving. An outline of the rules of statutory interpretation with links to more information on each of the rules.