Posts Tagged ‘Antonin Scalia’

Review of “Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts”

No matter one’s opinion of the jurisprudence United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, his recent book,“Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts” (co-authored with Black’s Law Dictionary editor Bryan Garner) is remarkably useful for any attorney who drafts or interprets legal texts.  While I am not a big fan of Scalia, I found myself […]

The limitations of textualist construction in statutory interpretation

Based on a mostly enthusiastic review in the New York Times by Stanley Fish, I purchased “Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts,” by (Supreme Court Justice) Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner.  While generally not a fan of Scalia’s originalist approach to constitutional law, I find his textualist approach to generally be a sound […]


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