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Textualism in the Lower Courts: Lessons from Judges Interpreting Consumer Legislation


James P. Nehf


Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

September 8, 1994

TEXTUALISM IN THE LOWER COURTS: LESSONS FROM JUDGES INTERPRETING CONSUMER LEGISLATION, 26 RUTGERS Law Journal, No. 1-101, 1994

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Many judges and legal scholars advocate for a textualist approach to statutory interpretation, as opposed to a more contextual or evolutive approach. This article examines how judges interpreted state consumer legislation in over 200 cases. The author concludes that textualist approaches were no more likely to yield consistent, predictable results than other interpretive techniques.

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Keywords: legislation, interpretation, textualism, consumer

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Date posted: September 9, 2011  

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Nehf, James P., Textualism in the Lower Courts: Lessons from Judges Interpreting Consumer Legislation (September 8, 1994). TEXTUALISM IN THE LOWER COURTS: LESSONS FROM JUDGES INTERPRETING CONSUMER LEGISLATION, 26 RUTGERS Law Journal, No. 1-101, 1994 . Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1924446

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James P. Nehf (Contact Author)
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ( email )
530 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
United States

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