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Interpretation and construction of law. Lacunae in law

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  • The Language of Statutesby Lawrence M. Solan

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 36.00

    Pulling the rug out from debates about interpretation, The Language of Statutes joins together learning from law, linguistics, and cognitive science to illuminate the fundamental issues and problems in this highly contested area. Here, Lawrence M. Solan argues that statutory interpretation is alive, well, and not in need of the major overhaul that... more...

  • Why the Law Is So Perverseby Leo Katz

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    Conundrums, puzzles, and perversities: these are Leo Katz’s stock-in-trade, and in Why the Law Is So Perverse , he focuses on four fundamental features of our legal system, all of which seem to not make sense on some level and to demand explanation. First, legal decisions are essentially made in an either/or fashion—guilty or not guilty,... more...

  • Purposive Interpretation in Lawby Aharon Barak; Sari Bashi

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 39.95

    This book presents a comprehensive theory of legal interpretation, by a leading judge and legal theorist. Currently, legal philosophers and jurists apply different theories of interpretation to constitutions, statutes, rules, wills, and contracts. Aharon Barak argues that an alternative approach--purposive interpretation--allows jurists and scholars... more...

  • Materials, Preparation, and Characterization in Thermoelectricsby David Michael Rowe

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.95

    This book includes updated theoretical considerations which provide an insight into avenues of research most likely to result in further improvements in material performance. It details the latest techniques for the preparation of thermoelectric materials employed in energy harvesting, together with advances in the thermoelectric characterisation... more...

  • Justice and the Ethics of Legal Interpretationby Susanna Lindroos-Hovinheimo

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Justice and the Ethics of Legal Interpretation addresses how it is that legal texts -laws, statutes and regulations ? can, and do have meaning. Conventionally, legal decisions are justified with reference to language. But since language is always open to interpretation, and so cannot fully justify any legal decision, there is a responsibility that... more...

  • The Nature of Legislative Intentby Richard Ekins

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 69.99

    Are legislatures able to form and act on intentions? The question matters because the interpretation of statutes is often thought to centre on the intention of the legislature and because the way in which the legislature acts is relevant to the authority it does or should enjoy. Many scholars argue that legislative intent is a fiction: the legislative... more...