Brian G. Slocum

University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law

Professor

3200 Fifth Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95817

United States

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Scholarly Papers (19)

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The Immigration Rule of Lenity and Chevron Deference

Georgetown Immigration Law Review, Vol. 17, p. 515, 2003
Number of pages: 90 Posted: 05 Apr 2008
Brian G. Slocum
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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immigration, statutory interpretation, constitutional law, canons

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The Ordinary Meaning of Rules

Problems of Normativity, Rules and Rule-Following (Springer 2014) , Pacific McGeorge School of Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 12 May 2014 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2014
Brian G. Slocum
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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textualism, intentionalism, ordinary meaning, statutory interpretation, legal interpretation, linguistics

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Pragmatics and Legal Texts: How Best to Account for the Gaps between Literal Meaning and Communicative Meaning

The Pragmatic Turn in Law: Inference and Interpretation in Legal Discourse (de Gruyter Mouton, Mouton Series of Pragmatics, 2017)
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 28 Nov 2016
Brian G. Slocum
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Linguistics, Philosophy of Language, Legal Interpretation, Semantics, Pragmatics, Interdisciplinary, Statutory Interpretation, Grice

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Ordinary Meaning: A Theory of the Most Fundamental Principle of Legal Interpretation

B. Slocum, Ordinary Meaning: A Theory of the Most Fundamental Principle of Legal Interpretation, University of Chicago Press, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 11 Dec 2015
Brian G. Slocum
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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linguistics, philosophy of language, philosophy, ordinary meaning, legislation, statutory interpretation, constitutional interpretation, contractual interpretation

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The Importance of Being Ambiguous: Substantive Canons, Stare Decisis and the Central Role of Ambiguity Determinations in the Administrative State

Maryland Law Review, Vol. 69, 2010, Pacific McGeorge School of Law Research Paper No. 10-07
Number of pages: 89 Posted: 18 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 18 Jun 2010
Brian G. Slocum
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Virtual Child Pornography: Does it Mean the End of the Child Pornography Exception to the First Amendment?

Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 14, No. 637, 2004
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 23 Apr 2008
Brian G. Slocum
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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child pornography, First Amendment, obscenity, constitutional law, criminal law, presumptions, burden of proof

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Introduction: The Nature of Legal Interpretation: What Jurists Can Learn about Legal Interpretation from Linguistics and Philosophy

The Nature of Legal Interpretation: What Jurists Can Learn About Legal Interpretation from Linguistics and Philosophy (University of Chicago Press, 2017)
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 27 Nov 2016
Brian G. Slocum
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Philosophy, Linguistics, Legal Interpretation, Interpretation, Semantics, Pragmatics, Originalism, Constitutional Law

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Linguistics and 'Ordinary Meaning' Determinations

Statute Law Review, Oxford University
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 09 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 21 Dec 2011
Brian G. Slocum
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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linguistics, statutory interpretation, legislation, humanities, ordinary meaning

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Canons, the Plenary Power Doctrine and Immigration Law

Florida State University Law Review, Vol. 34, Winter 2007
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 29 Sep 2006
Brian G. Slocum
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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immigration, statutory interpretation, constitutional law, canons

Conversational Implicatures and Legal Texts

Ratio Juris: An International Journal of Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law (March, 2016 Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 27 Nov 2015
Brian G. Slocum
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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linguistics, language and law, statutory interpretation, legislation, philosophy, philosophy of language

Conversational Implicatures and Legal Texts

Ratio Juris, Vol. 29, Issue 1, pp. 23-43, 2016
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 26 Feb 2016
Brian G. Slocum
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Overlooked Temporal Issues in Statutory Interpretation

Temple Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 87 Posted: 03 Apr 2008
Brian G. Slocum
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Statutory Interpretation, Immigration, Jurisprudence, Courts, Legislation

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Ordinary Meaning and Corpus Linguistics

Brigham Young University Law Review, 2018
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 16 Oct 2017
Stefan Gries and Brian G. Slocum
UC Santa Barbara - Department of Linguistics and University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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constitutional law, statutory interpretation, corpus linguistics, linguistics, jurisprudence, legislation, philosophy of language

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The War on Terrorism and the Extraterritorial Application of the Constitution in Immigration Law

Denver University Law Review, Vol. 84, No. 1017, 2007
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 12 Sep 2007
Brian G. Slocum
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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terrorism, immigration, constitution, entry fiction, enemy combatant

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Courts vs. the Political Branches: Immigration 'Reform' and the Battle for the Future of Immigration Law

Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, Vol. 5, No. 509, 2007
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 12 Sep 2007
Brian G. Slocum
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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immigration, statutory interpretation, canons, constitutional law

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Replacing the Flawed Chevron Standard

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 60, 2018
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 14 Mar 2018
Brian G. Slocum
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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language and law, linguistics, statutory interpretation, semantics, pragmatics, Chevron, agencies, interpretation

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The Problematic Nature of Contractionist Statutory Interpretations

Northwestern University Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 18 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2010
Brian G. Slocum
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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statutory interpretation, Rodriguez, positive political theory, jurisprudence, textualism, intentionalism

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Ordinary Meaning and Empiricism

Statute Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 18 Dec 2018
Brian G. Slocum
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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linguistics, statutory interpretation, ordinary meaning, textualism, intentionalism

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‘Avoiding’ Judicial Activism: The Supreme Court’s Unconvincing Efforts to Restrict the Scope of the Avoidance Canon

New York University Law Review, Vol. 94, March 2019
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 31 Mar 2019
Brian G. Slocum
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Introduction: Justice Scalia: Rhetoric and the Rule of Law (First Edition)

Justice Scalia: Rhetoric and the Rule of Law (First Edition), University of Chicago Press (2019)
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 23 Apr 2019
Francis J. Mootz III and Brian G. Slocum
affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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Scalia, Originalism, Constitutional Law, Textualism, Statutory Interpretation, Linguistics, Philosophy