Tag Archives: Interpretation

Kysar Presents Earmark Rules and Statutory Interpretation Today at Loyola-L.A.

Rebecca M. Kysar (Brooklyn) presents Listening to Congress: Earmark Rules and Statutory Interpretation. 94 Cornell L. Rev. ___ (2009), at Loyola-L.A. today as part of its Tax Policy Colloquium Series. The commentator is Ellen P. Aprill (Loyola-L.A.). Here is the… … Continue reading

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Kortvelyesi on Game of Norms: Law, Interpretation, and the Realms in Game of Thrones

Zsolt Kortvelyesi, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Legal Studies, Centre for Social Sciences, has published Game of Norms: Law, Interpretation, and the Realms in Game of Thrones as MTA Law Working Paper No. 2019/3. Here is the abstract. In … Continue reading

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Three Circuit Split on Interpretation of the False Claim Act’s Statute of Limitations to be Decided by Supreme Court

The False Claims Act (FCA) was enacted in 1863 to stop the massive fraud perpetrated by large contractors during the Civil War.  The FCA has gone through many iterations since its enactment.  Relevant here, the FCA allows a private plaintiff, … Continue reading

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Goldfarb on Corpus Linguistics in Legal Interpretation: When Is It (In)appropriate? @NealGoldfarb

Neal Goldfarb, Georgetown University Law Center, has published Corpus Linguistics in Legal Interpretation: When Is It (In)appropriate? Here is the abstract. Corpus linguistics can be a powerful tool in legal interpretation, but like all tools, it is suited for some … Continue reading

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Interpretation of contracts – Don’t relegate the written text

The Supreme Court of Appeal has decried the growing tendency to lead evidence about what experts think a contract means and about the subjective intention of the parties and details of their negotiation. The written text must not be relegated, … Continue reading

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