Materials on legislation: political language and the political process
This authoritative discussion of legislation and the political process covers the subject in depth, from legislative history to interpretation; text and context; compromise; and legislative action and inaction after passage of legislation. Expert commentary, case studies, case notes, and examples explain points under consideration. Thought-provoking questions hone students' legal reasoning and help ensure comprehension.
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