Joseph Kimble

WMU–Cooley Law School

Professor Emeritus

300 S. Capitol Avenue

Lansing, MI 48933

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (11)

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Ejusdem Generis: What Is It Good For?

Joseph Kimble, Ejusdem Generis: What Is It Good For?, 100 Judicature 48 (2016).
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 04 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 06 Jul 2016
Joseph Kimble
WMU–Cooley Law School
Downloads 380 (100,483)

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textualism. judicial interpretation, canons of constructions, ejusdem generis, noscitur a sociis, Yates v. United States

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The Best Test of a New Lawyer's Writing

Michigan Bar Journal, Vol. 89, p. 40, December 2010
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 22 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 08 Feb 2011
Joseph Kimble
WMU–Cooley Law School
Downloads 352 (109,502)

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legal writing, lawyering skills, writing test, performance test, employment, hiring

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A Curious Criticism of Plain Language

Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD, Vol. 13, 2016
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 15 Dec 2016
Joseph Kimble
WMU–Cooley Law School
Downloads 305 (127,990)

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Legal Writing, Rhetoric

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Where Should the Citations Go?

Michigan Bar Journal, Vol. 89, p. 56, July 2010
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 08 Mar 2011
Joseph Kimble
WMU–Cooley Law School
Downloads 260 (151,034)

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legal writing, footnotes, citations, placement of citaions

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What the Michigan Supreme Court Wrought in the Name of Textualism and Plain Meaning: A Study of Cases Overruled, 2000–2015

Wayne Law Review, Vol. 62, No. 3, 2017
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 07 Jul 2017
Joseph Kimble
WMU–Cooley Law School
Downloads 172 (221,595)

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Michigan Supreme Court, textualism. ideology, judicial interpretation, canons of construction, plain meaning, plain language, dictionaries, surplusage canon

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The Doctrine of the Last Antecedent, the Example in Barnhart, Why Both are Weak, and How Textualism Postures

16 Scribes Journal of Legal Writing 5 (2014–2015)
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 02 Jul 2016
Joseph Kimble
WMU–Cooley Law School
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textualism, judicial interpretation, canons of construction, doctrine of the last antecedent, legislative history

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Deep in the Weeds of Textualism

21 Green Bag 2D 297 (Summer 2018)
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 18 Nov 2018
Joseph Kimble
WMU–Cooley Law School
Downloads 67 (423,407)

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interpretation, textualism, serial comma, surplusage canon, dictionaries, remedial statutes, liberal construction, strict construction

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How Lockhart Should Have Been Decided (Canons Are Not the Key)

Judicature, Vol. 101, Number 4, Winter 2017, at 40.
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 12 Jan 2018
Joseph Kimble
WMU–Cooley Law School
Downloads 54 (470,124)

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Textualism, Canons of Construction, Last-Antecedent Canon, Series-Qualifier Canon, Surplusage Canon, Ambiguity, Rule of Lenity's

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Please Vote on Two Citation Formats

Michigan Bar Journal, Vol. 89, p. 44, May 2010
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 08 Mar 2011
Joseph Kimble
WMU–Cooley Law School
Downloads 45 (507,867)

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legal writing, citations, footnotes, placement of citations

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Scouring Dictionaries: Their Overuse and Misuse in the Courts

Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America, Volume 41, Issue 1, 2021, pp. 249–257
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 11 Oct 2021
Joseph Kimble
WMU–Cooley Law School
Downloads 24 (622,763)

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Jurisprudence, interpretation, textualism, dictionaries, courts’ misuse, cherry-picking, context, statutory purpose

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The Value of Intuition in Judging: A Case Study

57 Court Review 34 (2021)
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 24 May 2021
Joseph Kimble
WMU–Cooley Law School
Downloads 15 (687,307)

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textualism, interpretation, reasoning, canons of constructions, judicial intuition, statutory purpose

Other Papers (2)

Total Downloads: 27
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Ideological Judging: The Record of Textualism

National Law Journal, August 2018
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 15 Nov 2018
Joseph Kimble
WMU–Cooley Law School
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judges, interpretation, textualism, ideology, results-oriented, activism, empirical studies, dictionaries

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The Meaning of 'Sex' in Michigan’s Civil Rights Act—And the Expedient Overconfidence of Textualism.

Michigan Lawyers Weekly, April 1, 2019, at 4.
Number of pages: 1 Posted: 23 May 2019
Joseph Kimble
WMU–Cooley Law School
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textualism, interpretation, dictionaries, discrimination, civil rights, sexual orientation, gender identity