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Legislatures, Judges, and Statutory Interpretation

in The Language of Statutes

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780226767963
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226767987 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226767987.003.0008
Legislatures, Judges, and Statutory Interpretation

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This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on statutory interpretation in the U.S. It concludes that statutory interpretation does a reasonably good job of effectuating the will of the legislature that enacted the laws and of promoting other values that most would agree are appropriate. This chapter also highlights the key role of judges in interpreting statutes and discusses the ways other branches of the government, like the executive branch and the legislature, can help improve the entire regime of statutory interpretation.

Keywords: U.S.; legislature; laws; judges; executive branch

Chapter.  2921 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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