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Interpretation and construction of law. Lacunae in law

  • 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 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...

  • Law and Objectivityby Kent Greenawalt

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    In modern times the idea of the objectivity of law has been undermined by skepticism about legal institutions, disbelief in ideals of unbiased evaluation, and a conviction that language is indeterminate. Greenawalt here considers the validity of such skepticism, examining such questions as: whether the law as it exists provides determinate answers... more...

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

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 132.95

    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...

  • The Nature of Legislative Intentby Richard Ekins

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 69.99 US$ 60.19

    The idea of legislative intent plays a central role in legal interpretation and constitutional theory, yet is repeatedly challenged as being an illusion. Refuting these challenges, this book develops a robust account of how and why legislatures form intentions, and the importance of these intentions to understanding law and parliamentary democracy. more...

  • Purposive Interpretation in Lawby Aharon Barak; Sari Bashi

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 49.95 US$ 39.96

    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...

  • Theory of Legal Principlesby Humberto Avila

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 199.00

    This book examines the distinction between principles and rules so that they can be better understood and applied. It structures the distinction between principles and rules on different foundations than those jurisprudence ordinarily employs. It also proposes a new model to explain the normative species, which includes structured weighing on the... 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, liable... more...

  • Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, Volume 9 (2002-2003)by Eugene Cotran; Martin Lau

    BRILL 2004; US$ 345.00

    Practitioners and academics dealing with the Middle East can turn to the Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law for an instant source of information on the developments over an entire year in the region. The Yearbook covers Islamic and non-Islamic legal subjects, including the laws themselves, of some twenty Arab and other Islamic countries. more...

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