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Published: 03 August 2018

184 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190882860

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Realms of Legal Interpretation

Core Elements and Critical Variations

Kent Greenawalt

  • Considers the range of circumstances in which courts must decide what is legally forbidden or authorized
  • Provide readers who are not experts in legal interpretation with a brief summary of how judges formulate their decisions
  • Explains how the various domains of law reasonably lead to different kinds of approaches, even when all domains involve forms of texts with legal authority