The Resource Misreading law, misreading democracy, Victoria Nourse

Misreading law, misreading democracy, Victoria Nourse

Label
Misreading law, misreading democracy
Title
Misreading law, misreading democracy
Statement of responsibility
Victoria Nourse
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Hating Congress but loving Democracy is a national passion. For those who apply law, whether lawyers or judges, it is an oxymoronic luxury neither can afford. One of the dirty secrets of the legal academy is that it teaches almost nothing to lawyers about how law is made in Congress. The results of this ignorance can be perverse and anti-democratic. No lawyer would confuse a dissenting judicial opinion with a majority opinion, but somehow lawyers and judges in famous cases have unwittingly confused the meanings of legislative losers and winners. For those lawyers and judges who have declared that reverting to Congress's records is shameful and unconstitutional, this book provides a powerful antidote. Lawyers may hate Congress but Congress by another name is democracy, and without understanding how it works, lawyers will unwittingly find themselves participating in an interpretive endeavor that celebrates those who have lost over those who have won the legislative debate"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nourse, Victoria F
Index
index present
LC call number
KF425
LC item number
.N68 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Law
  • Legislation
  • Statutes
  • Legislative histories
  • LAW
  • LAW
  • United States
  • Law
  • Legislation
  • Legislative histories
  • Statutes
  • United States
Label
Misreading law, misreading democracy, Victoria Nourse
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-245) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : the paradox of American civic illiteracy -- Congress is not a court -- Statutory interpretation theories misunderstand Congress -- A legislative decision theory of statutory interpretation -- Petty textualism, canons, and cognitive bias -- What is legislative intent? : evidence of context -- The constitutional argument for legislative evidence -- Epilogue : courts and Congress as faithful agents of democracy
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (259 pages .)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674974265
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1g52mfz
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959949771
  • (OCoLC)ocn959949771
Label
Misreading law, misreading democracy, Victoria Nourse
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-245) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : the paradox of American civic illiteracy -- Congress is not a court -- Statutory interpretation theories misunderstand Congress -- A legislative decision theory of statutory interpretation -- Petty textualism, canons, and cognitive bias -- What is legislative intent? : evidence of context -- The constitutional argument for legislative evidence -- Epilogue : courts and Congress as faithful agents of democracy
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (259 pages .)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674974265
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1g52mfz
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959949771
  • (OCoLC)ocn959949771

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