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The Nature of Legal InterpretationWhat Jurists Can Learn about Legal Interpretation from Linguistics and Philosophy

The Nature of Legal Interpretation: What Jurists Can Learn about Legal Interpretation from Linguistics and Philosophy

Brian G. Slocum (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226445021
eISBN:
9780226445168
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226445168.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Language shapes and reflects how we think about the world. It engages and intrigues us. Our everyday use of language is quite effortless — we are all experts on our native tongues. Despite this, ... More

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. and Legal Logic

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. and Legal Logic

Frederic R. Kellogg

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226523903
eISBN:
9780226524061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226524061.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This is a study of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.’s original contribution to both legal logic and general logical theory. Conventional legal logic has focused on the operation of judges deciding ... More

Ordinary MeaningA Theory of the Most Fundamental Principle of Legal Interpretation

Ordinary Meaning: A Theory of the Most Fundamental Principle of Legal Interpretation

Brian G. Slocum

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226304854
eISBN:
9780226304991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304991.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

There is a long-standing judicial commitment to interpreting language in legal texts according to its ‘ordinary meaning’. That is, courts have uniformly agreed that words in legal texts should be ... More

Our Children, Their ChildrenConfronting Racial and Ethnic Differences in American Juvenile Justice

Our Children, Their Children: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Differences in American Juvenile Justice

Darnell F. Hawkins and Kimberly Kempf-Leonard (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226319889
eISBN:
9780226319919
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226319919.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This book argues that a second-rate and increasingly punitive juvenile justice system is allowed to persist because most people believe it is designed for children in other ethnic and socioeconomic ... More

Parchment Paper PixelsLaw and the Technologies of Communication

Parchment Paper Pixels: Law and the Technologies of Communication

Peter M. Tiersma

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226803067
eISBN:
9780226803074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226803074.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Technological revolutions have had an unquestionable, if still debatable, impact on culture and society—perhaps none more so than the written word. In the legal realm, the rise of literacy and print ... More

The Patent Crisis and How the Courts Can Solve It

The Patent Crisis and How the Courts Can Solve It

Dan L. Burk and Mark A. Lemley

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226080611
eISBN:
9780226080635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226080635.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Patent law is crucial to encourage technological innovation. But as the patent system currently stands, diverse industries from pharmaceuticals to software to semiconductors are all governed by the ... More

The People's Agents and the Battle to Protect the American PublicSpecial Interests, Government, and Threats to Health, Safety, and the Environment

The People's Agents and the Battle to Protect the American Public: Special Interests, Government, and Threats to Health, Safety, and the Environment

Rena Steinzor and Sidney Shapiro

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226772028
eISBN:
9780226772042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226772042.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Reasonable people disagree about the reach of the federal government, but there is near-universal consensus that it should protect us from such dangers as bacteria-infested food, harmful drugs, toxic ... More

The Perils of Global Legalism

The Perils of Global Legalism

Eric A. Posner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226675749
eISBN:
9780226675923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226675923.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The first months of Barack Obama's administration have led to expectations, both in the United States and abroad, that, in the coming years, the country will increasingly promote the international ... More

Polyphonic FederalismToward the Protection of Fundamental Rights

Polyphonic Federalism: Toward the Protection of Fundamental Rights

Robert A. Schapiro

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226736624
eISBN:
9780226736648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226736648.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The relationship between the states and the national government is among the most contested issues in the United States. And questions about where power should reside, how decisions should be made, ... More

The Powers of War and PeaceThe Constitution and Foreign Affairs after 9/11

The Powers of War and Peace: The Constitution and Foreign Affairs after 9/11

John Yoo

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226960319
eISBN:
9780226960333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226960333.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Since the September 11 attacks on the United States, the Bush administration has come under fire for its methods of combating terrorism. Waging war against al Qaeda has proven to be a legal quagmire, ... More

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