Saturday, October 18, 2008

O'Scannlain on Statutory Construction

Ninth Circuit Judge Diarmuid O'Scannlain discusses competing schools of statutory construction -- textualism and purposivism -- and comes down squarely on the side of textualism. Hon. Diarmuid. E. O'Scannlain, Lawmaking and Interpretation: The Role of a Federal Judge in Our Constitutional Framework, 91 Marq. L. Rev. 895-915 (2008). Download a pdf here; listen to a webcast here.

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