Micro-Symposium on Scalia & Garner's 'Reading Law'
Green Bag 2d, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2014, pp. 105-123
Journal of Law: A Periodical Laboratory of Legal Scholarship, Vol. 4, No. 3 2014, pp. 265-299
55 Pages Posted: 12 Dec 2014 Last revised: 14 Jan 2015
Date Written: December 10, 2014
Recently, the Green Bag issued a call for short (1,000 words) essays on Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts, by Antonin Scalia and Bryan Garner. We sought “[a]ny theoretical, empirical, or practical commentary that will help readers better understand the book.” The result is this micro-symposium. Our call drew dozens of micro-essays, some thought-provoking, some chuckle-prompting, and some both. Blessed with an abundance of good work but cursed by a shortage of space, we were compelled to select a small set – representative and excellent – of those essays to publish in the Green Bag and its sibling publication, the Journal of Law. We regret that we cannot do full justice to the outpouring of first-rate commentary we received. May you enjoy reading the following excellent representatives as much as we did.
Keywords: Scalia and Garner, Reading Law, statutory interpretation, legislation
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