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A logical analysis of argumentation in statutory interpretation

Giovanni Sartor
2020 Zenodo  
A logical model for arguments dealing with statutory interpretation will be here provided.  ...  First a general pattern is introduced for representing arguments dealing with statutory interpretation.  ...  On this analysis of a contrario and analogy arguments in legal interpretation, we may wonder whether these arguments fit into the concept of statutory interpretation, strictly understood as the determination  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3722894 fatcat:lzb2de65ojf5bntlitdju4aqei

An argumentation framework for contested cases of statutory interpretation

Douglas Walton, Giovanni Sartor, Fabrizio Macagno
2016 Artificial Intelligence and Law  
A logical model for statutory interpretation is finally presented, covering pro-tanto and all-thingsconsidered interpretive conclusions.  ...  The paper builds an interpretation procedure by formulating a set of argumentation schemes that can be used to comparatively evaluate the types of arguments used in cases of contested statutory interpretation  ...  Because a related document is cited as the basis for drawing a conclusion in support of statutory interpretation, the argumentation scheme which is the basis of this argument is the one for argument from  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10506-016-9179-0 fatcat:gz62grchjfeyjhs6pzp4lu4iny

Dynamic Treaty Interpretation

Michael P. Van Alstine
1998 University of Pennsylvania law review  
issues should be found in the purposes that animate a particular statutory scheme.  ...  For a more detailed analysis of this hierarchy in the context of a dynamic interpretation, see infra notes 397-400 and accompanying text. 252 For an analysis of the implications of this contention, see  ...  The information collected under the CLOUT system can also be found in UNCITRAL Homepag supra note 33. 4's Recall that CISG article 7(1) requires that an interpreter of a convention have regard for the  ... 
doi:10.2307/3312609 fatcat:a6rqbgwfmrgfbbr4waq5kiaabe

Comparative Statutory Interpretation in the British Isles

Kay Goodall
2000 Ratio Juris  
The author examines a recent development in this area and considers how it might be used to begin a project to identify any divergences in statutory interpretation among the various legal systems of the  ...  Existing studies of statutory interpretation are often of excellent quality but they have tended either to focus on legal practice to the detriment of comparative jurisprudence, or have examined legal  ...  (c) the argument from necessary implication, which maintains that a particular interpretation is necessary to give practical effect in the overall scheme and purpose of the statute (d) interpretive gap-filling  ... 
doi:10.1111/1467-9337.00162 fatcat:n2ostmr4hzfdza7ymr6gq6ifwi

Dynamic Statutory Interpretation

William N. Eskridge
1987 University of Pennsylvania law review  
" ' 8 7 For these reasons, Merrill's articulation of the formalist argument for intentionalist statutory interpretation is not persuasive.  ...  Even the moderate form of contextualist interpretation theory is fatal to the formalist argument for originalist statutory interpretation.  ... 
doi:10.2307/3312014 fatcat:ujl6spn6xjdpdkk535quqkruve

Longstanding Agency Interpretations

Anita S. Krishnakumar
2013 Social Science Research Network  
Reviewing courts sometimes note the longevity of an agency's statutory interpretation as a plus factor in their deference analysis but at other times completely ignore or dismiss an agency interpretation's  ...  How much deference-or what kind-should courts give to longstanding agency interpretations of statutes? Surprisingly, courts and scholars lack a coherent answer to this question.  ...  A. Acquiescence The acquiescence argument for statutory stare decisis is grounded in Congress's power to override judicial interpretations with which it disagrees.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2224066 fatcat:atvbui7jb5cpzhe7dbip32sqie

Formal Models of Statutory Interpretation in Multilingual Legal Systems

Burkhard Schafer
2017 Statute Law Review  
Babco, the paper argues that multi-lingual settings are particularly apt for disclosing underlying cognitive and reasoning tasks that lawyers have to perform when interpreting a statute.  ...  Schemes for Statutory Interpretation: A Logical Analysis" in Proceedings of the 2014 JURIX conference, IOS Press, Amsterdam, pp. 11-20, 2014  ...  The units of analysis, for them, are argumentation schemes and the ways these are played out in reasoning tasks.  ... 
doi:10.1093/slr/hmx013 fatcat:hcs6qzdvuvgwnjdvxr46yzgcua

Interpretation and Institutions

Cass R. Sunstein, Adrian Vermeule
2003 Michigan law review  
This blindness to institutional considerations creates serious problems for the underlying theories.  ...  In many cases, an understanding of institutional capacities and dynamic effects should enable diverse people, with different views about ideal legal interpretation, to agree on what actual legal interpretation  ...  In such a world, the argument for purposive agency interpretation, in the face of statutory text, would be very weak.  ... 
doi:10.2307/1290510 fatcat:shlnzxuakfhndfu2mrq2j53n5y

Interpretation and Institutions

Cass R. Sunstein, Adrian Vermeule
2002 Social Science Research Network  
In such a world, the argument for purposive agency interpretation, in the face of statutory text, would be very weak.  ...  If the relevant judges can reliably decide whether a literal interpretation of a statutory term is absurd, the argument for rejecting literalism is greatly strengthened; if the relevant judges are highly  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.320245 fatcat:k4zuls4o7fedhghdl5xvt6kvqu

Public Values in Statutory Interpretation

William N. Eskridge
1989 University of Pennsylvania law review  
drawing public values from particular statutory schemes and for harmonizing different statutory schemes over time.  ...  new statutory scheme.  ...  Shearer, 473 U.S. 52 (1985) (applying the implied FTCA exception for military-service-related deaths to make the government immune even for the wrongful death of a soldier killed off-base and off-duty)  ... 
doi:10.2307/3312130 fatcat:pheenvii6bdilhqmstpypnjf4q

Against Coherence in Statutory Interpretation

John David Ohlendorf
2013 Social Science Research Network  
This Article argues that courts should abandon the quest for coherence in statutory interpretation.  ...  And although, this Article maintains, modern preemption doctrine is largely consistent with the presumptive judicial role in statutory interpretation-that of Congress's faithful agent-the desire for coherence  ...  Courts should abandon the quest for coherence in statutory interpretation.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2309071 fatcat:uoll62gjhfgpfo3ox2yj5j5cky

Newt Gingrich, Dynamic Statutory Interpreter

John Copeland Nagle, William N. Eskridge
1995 University of Pennsylvania law review  
Eskridge thus encourages a close analysis of the statutory text, history, and purpose, but he would not end the interpretive inquiry there.  ...  His writings, culminating in Dynamic Statutory Interpretation, have both disclosed the lack of thought behind many traditional conceptions of statutory interpretation and advanced a forceful argument for  ... 
doi:10.2307/3312590 fatcat:adjsrktjtjc7ti4m4o63vqviei

Methodological Pluralism and Constitutional Interpretation

Chad M. Oldfather
2014 Social Science Research Network  
Consideration of the whole of her analysis, however, suggests that the logic of methodological stare decisis in the statutory context pushes toward a broad precedential scope.  ...  fixed frameworks in other textual interpretation contexts for statutory interpretation methodology). 15 GERHARDT, supra note 5, at 3. 16 the statutory interpretation literature, is with the potential  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2401247 fatcat:qeysxi4sjfb6vk6tmkeoh4uita

Statutory Interpretation as Diplomacy

James J. Brudney
2002 Issues in Legal Scholarship  
In this article, Professor Brudney raises questions about the dynamic role that Eskridge envisions for courts as a normative matter.  ...  Brudney develops and illustrates his thesis through discussion of Supreme Court decisions interpreting federal workplace statutes.  ...  For some analysis of how to think about the project of statutory interpretation by elected judges, see Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl & Ethan J. Leib, Elected Judges and Statutory Interpretation, 79 U. CHI.  ... 
doi:10.2202/1539-8323.1029 fatcat:m7ik7o67m5h4dfdgds7dv54bcy

The One-Congress Fiction in Statutory Interpretation

William W. Buzbee
2000 University of Pennsylvania law review  
Injustifying such statutory comparisons and their interpretive conclusions, judges often state or imply that these linguistic comparisons reveal that Congress knows how to express itself in a more authoritative  ...  Furthermore, this Article's critique raises larger questions about the normative claims underpinning this and other textualist modes of statutory interpretation, particularly claims that textualism enhances  ...  For a concise and powerful argument for why "legislative intent" is an oxymoron, see Kenneth A.  ... 
doi:10.2307/3312848 fatcat:m5ru3ctu2raavbrxru56qhaiei
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