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    Reading Law: the Interpretation of Legal Texts (Hardback) By (author) Antonin Scalia, By (author) President Bryan A Garner

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    DescriptionIn this groundbreaking book, Scalia and Garner systematically explain all the most important principles of constitutional, statutory, and contractual interpretation in an engaging and informative style with hundreds of illustrations from actual cases. Is a burrito a sandwich? Is a corporation entitled to personal privacy? If you trade a gun for drugs, are you using a gun in a drug transaction? The authors grapple with these and dozens of equally curious questions while explaining the most principled, lucid, and reliable techniques for deriving meaning from authoritative texts. Meanwhile, the book takes up some of the most controversial issues in modern jurisprudence. What, exactly, is `textualism?` Why is `strict construction` a bad thing? What is the true doctrine of `originalism?` And which is more important: the spirit of the law, or the letter? The authors write with a well-argued point of view that is definitive yet nuanced, straightforward yet sophisticated.


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    Title
    Reading Law
    Subtitle
    the Interpretation of Legal Texts
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Antonin Scalia, By (author) President Bryan A Garner
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 567
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 51 mm
    Weight: 1,043 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780314275554
    ISBN 10: 031427555X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S5.4
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: LE
    Libri: I-LE
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 04
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17780
    DC22: 340/.1
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: LAW052000
    B&T General Subject: 490
    DC22: 342.73
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: LAW088000
    B&T Approval Code: A39240000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: LNFX
    B&T Approval Code: A39604000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC23: 345.7305
    LC classification: K290 .S28 2012
    Publisher
    Cengage Learning, Inc
    Imprint name
    West Publishing Co
    Publication date
    19 June 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Eagan