The Lexicon Remains a Fortress: An Update
Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier
CUNY School of Law
Green Bag, Vol. 5, No. 51, 2001
The articles examine the use of dictionaries by the United States Supreme Court and in appendices they list (1) every term ever defined by a dictionary in a Supreme Court opinion; (2) every case where a Supreme Court Justice has used a dictionary in an opinion; and (3) every dictionary used by a Supreme Court Justice.
This update evaluates the Supreme Court Justices continued use of dictionaries, noting that while they still rely upon dictionaries to a great degree, there are signs that the Justices might be becoming more concerned about the broad use of dictionaries in court opinions.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 19
Keywords: dictionary, dictionaries, supreme court, lexicon
JEL Classification: K10, K40Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: July 15, 2006
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