Statutory and Common Law Interpretation
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Part I: Statutory Interpretation
Chapter 2: Judges as Faithful Agents or Independent, Cooperative Actors?
The Basic Core of Statutory Interpretation: Text and Intent
The Place of Legislative History, and Purpose v. Specific Meanings
What Else Counts, and Should Count, for Statutory Interpretation?
Executive Participation, Subsequent Legislative History, Independent Principles of Decision, Prior Judicial Interpretation, the Passage of Time, and Legislative Direction
Administrative Interpretation and the Complications It Reveals
Some Central Questions about Common Law Decisions
Precedent: Importance and Context
Reasoning by Analogy
Other Bases for Decision: Principles and Consequential Considerations
Comparisons and Conclusions