Rational Legislating

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John Martinez

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law

Date Written: December 2, 2004


Legislative misbehavior is best curbed through rational legislating requirements, whereby legislators must include in the legislative record an explicit elaboration of the path of lawmaking - from evidence, through findings, to ultimate conclusions - that clearly sets out the analytic connection between the problems legislators seek to address and the enactments passed to address them.

Keywords: legislative misbehavior, conflict of interest, financial disclosure,legislative ethics,judicial review of legislative action

JEL Classification: D23, D57, D60, D61, D62, D63, D70, D71, D73, D78, D81, H10, H11, H19, H70, H79, P17

Suggested Citation

Martinez, John, Rational Legislating (December 2, 2004). Stetson Law Review, Vol. 34, No. 547, 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1592484

John Martinez (Contact Author)

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law ( email )

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Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0730
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