Statutory Construction and Interpretation: Statutory Structure and Legislative Drafting Conventions; Drafting Federal Grants Statutes; and Tracking Current Federal Legislation and Regulations

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The Capitol Net Inc, 2010 - Law - 318 pages
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This book reviews the primary rules courts apply to discern a statute's meaning. However, each matter of interpretation before a court presents its own challenges, and there is no unified, systematic approach used in all cases. While schools of statutory interpretation may vary on what factors should be considered, all approaches start (if not necessarily end) with the language and structure of the statute itself. In analyzing a statute's text, courts are guided by the basic principle that a statute should be read as a harmonious whole, with its separate parts being interpreted within their broader statutory context.

 

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Contents

Statutory Interpretation General Principles and Recent Trends
1
Statutory Structure and Legislative Drafting Conventions A primer for Judges
55
Considering the Courts Statutory Interpretation
75
A Guide to Federal Grant Statute Drafting
125
Tracking Current Federal Legislation and Regulations A Guide to Resources for Congressional Staff
277
Legislative Planning Considerations for Congressional Staff
291
Resources from the CapitolNet
299
Other Resources
301
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