Comparisons and Conclusions

Kent Greenawalt

in Statutory and Common Law Interpretation

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199756148
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979523 | DOI:
Comparisons and Conclusions

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This chapter opens with some reflections on what statutory and common law interpretation have in common and what makes them different. It then turns to more direct relations between statutes and the common law, before closing with some brief thoughts about how the forms of interpretation considered in this book resemble legal interpretation of private texts and interpretation in other disciplines.

Keywords: statutory interpretation; common law interpretation; statutes; legal interpretation; private texts

Chapter.  7747 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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