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The Resource A matter of interpretation : federal courts and the law : an essay, by Antonin Scalia ; with commentary by Amy Gutmann, editor, Gordon S. Wood, Laurence H. Tribe, Mary Ann Glendon, Ronald Dworkin ; with a new introduction by Akhil Reed Amar ; and a new afterword by Steven G. Calabresi

A matter of interpretation : federal courts and the law : an essay, by Antonin Scalia ; with commentary by Amy Gutmann, editor, Gordon S. Wood, Laurence H. Tribe, Mary Ann Glendon, Ronald Dworkin ; with a new introduction by Akhil Reed Amar ; and a new afterword by Steven G. Calabresi

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A matter of interpretation : federal courts and the law : an essay
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A matter of interpretation
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federal courts and the law : an essay
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by Antonin Scalia ; with commentary by Amy Gutmann, editor, Gordon S. Wood, Laurence H. Tribe, Mary Ann Glendon, Ronald Dworkin ; with a new introduction by Akhil Reed Amar ; and a new afterword by Steven G. Calabresi
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Federal courts and the law, an essay
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"In exploring the neglected art of statutory interpretation, Scalia urges that judges resist the temptation to use legislative intention and legislative history. In his view, it is incompatible with democratic government to allow the meaning of a statute to be determined by what the judges think the lawgivers meant rather than by what the legislature actually promulgated. Eschewing the judicial lawmaking that is the essence of common law, judges should interpret statutes and regulations by focusing on the text itself. Scalia then extends this principle to constitutional law. He proposes that we abandon the notion of an everchanging Constitution and pay attention to the Constitution's original meaning. Although not subscribing to the 'strict constructionism' that would prevent applying the Constitution to modern circumstances, Scalia emphatically rejects the idea that judges can properly 'smuggle' in new rights or deny old rights by using the Due Process Clause, for instance. In fact, such judicial discretion might lead to the destruction of the Bill of Rights if a majority of the judges ever wished to reach that most undesirable of goals. This essay is followed by four commentaries by Professors Gordon Wood, Laurence Tribe, Mary Ann Glendon, and Ronald Dworkin, who engage Justice Scalia's ideas about judicial interpretation from varying standpoints. In the spirit of debate, Justice Scalia responds to these critics."--
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  • Gutmann, Amy
  • Wood, Gordon S
  • Tribe, Laurence H
  • Glendon, Mary Ann
  • Dworkin, Ronald
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  • USA
  • Constitutional law
  • Judge-made law
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  • Constitutional law
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  • United States
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A matter of interpretation : federal courts and the law : an essay, by Antonin Scalia ; with commentary by Amy Gutmann, editor, Gordon S. Wood, Laurence H. Tribe, Mary Ann Glendon, Ronald Dworkin ; with a new introduction by Akhil Reed Amar ; and a new afterword by Steven G. Calabresi
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  • Laurence H. Tribe
  • Comment
  • Mary Ann Glendon
  • Comment
  • Ronald Dworkin
  • Response
  • Antonin Scalia
  • Afterword to the new edition
  • Steven G. Calabresi
  • Preface
  • Introduction to the new edition
  • Akhil Reed Amar
  • Common-law courts in a civil-law system : the role of United States federal courts in interpreting the Constitution and laws
  • Antonin Scalia
  • Comment
  • Gordon S. Wood
  • Comment
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22 cm
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New edition
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xxiv, 173 pages
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9780691174044
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2017953346
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(OCoLC)945482952
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A matter of interpretation : federal courts and the law : an essay, by Antonin Scalia ; with commentary by Amy Gutmann, editor, Gordon S. Wood, Laurence H. Tribe, Mary Ann Glendon, Ronald Dworkin ; with a new introduction by Akhil Reed Amar ; and a new afterword by Steven G. Calabresi
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Laurence H. Tribe
  • Comment
  • Mary Ann Glendon
  • Comment
  • Ronald Dworkin
  • Response
  • Antonin Scalia
  • Afterword to the new edition
  • Steven G. Calabresi
  • Preface
  • Introduction to the new edition
  • Akhil Reed Amar
  • Common-law courts in a civil-law system : the role of United States federal courts in interpreting the Constitution and laws
  • Antonin Scalia
  • Comment
  • Gordon S. Wood
  • Comment
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
New edition
Extent
xxiv, 173 pages
Isbn
9780691174044
Lccn
2017953346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)945482952

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