TITLE

Confirmatory Legislative History

AUTHOR(S)
Brudney, James J.
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
Brooklyn Law Review;Spring2011, Vol. 76 Issue 3, p901
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
An essay which criticizes U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia's hostility towards the use of confirmatory legislative history and evidence in deciding statutory and constitutional cases. It presents a brief review on the use of confirmatory legislative history while identifying Scalia's objections. It explains how judges continue to rely on such history based on the insufficiency of a textualist approach to the interpretation of statutory provisions.
ACCESSION #
64498615

 

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