Brian G. Slocum

University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law

Professor

3200 Fifth Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95817

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

29

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Scholarly Papers (29)

1.

Statutory Interpretation from the Outside

122 Columbia Law Review 213 (2022)
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 05 Apr 2021 Last Revised: 01 Mar 2022
Kevin Tobia, Brian G. Slocum and Victoria Nourse
Georgetown University Law Center, University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 823 (42,318)
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ordinary meaning, legislation, statutory interpretation, experimental jurisprudence, textualism

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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
Downloads 653 (57,374)

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textualism, intentionalism, ordinary meaning, statutory interpretation, legal interpretation, linguistics

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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
Downloads 648 (57,969)
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immigration, statutory interpretation, constitutional law, canons

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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
Downloads 622 (61,095)

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Linguistics, Philosophy of Language, Legal Interpretation, Semantics, Pragmatics, Interdisciplinary, Statutory Interpretation, Grice

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Unmasking Textualism: Linguistic Misunderstanding in the Transit Mask Order Case and Beyond

Columbia Law Review Forum, Volume 123 (2022, Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 06 May 2022 Last Revised: 16 May 2022
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) - Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University, Department of Computer Science, Georgetown University, University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 590 (65,317)

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ordinary meaning, textualism, statutory interpretation, mask order, COVID-19

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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
Downloads 587 (65,760)

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linguistics, philosophy of language, philosophy, ordinary meaning, legislation, statutory interpretation, constitutional interpretation, contractual interpretation

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The Vienna Convention and Ordinary Meaning in International Law

Yale Journal of International Law, Vol. 46, No. 2, p. 191, 2021
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 02 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 02 May 2022
Brian G. Slocum and Jarrod Wong
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law and University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
Downloads 565 (68,992)
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treaties, interdisciplinary, linguistics, vienna convention, ordinary meaning, international law

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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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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
Downloads 505 (79,348)
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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
Downloads 487 (82,881)

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child pornography, First Amendment, obscenity, constitutional law, criminal law, presumptions, burden of proof

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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
Downloads 465 (87,659)

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linguistics, statutory interpretation, legislation, humanities, ordinary meaning

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The Meaning of Sex: Dynamic Words, Novel Applications, and Original Public Meaning

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 119, Forthcoming, Yale Law School, Public Law Research Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 30 Sep 2020
William N. Eskridge, Brian G. Slocum and Stefan Th. Gries
Yale University - Law School, University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) - Department of Linguistics
Downloads 457 (89,465)

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Originalism, Statutory Interpretation, Title VII, Linguistics, Linguistics Theory, Jurisprudence, Dynamic Interpretation, Dynamic Meaning, Gays and Lesbians, Civil Rights

13.

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

14.

Ordinary Meaning and Corpus Linguistics

Brigham Young University Law Review, 2018
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 16 Oct 2017
Stefan Th. Gries and Brian G. Slocum
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) - Department of Linguistics and University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
Downloads 401 (104,044)

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constitutional law, statutory interpretation, corpus linguistics, linguistics, jurisprudence, legislation, philosophy of language

15.

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
Downloads 401 (104,044)

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immigration, statutory interpretation, constitutional law, canons

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Ordinary Meaning and Ordinary People

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 171, 2023
Number of pages: 114 Posted: 04 Mar 2022 Last Revised: 11 Mar 2022
Kevin Tobia, Brian G. Slocum and Victoria Nourse
Georgetown University Law Center, University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 389 (107,752)

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legal interpretation, textualism, ordinary meaning, experimental jurisprudence

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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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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
Downloads 357 (118,652)

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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
Downloads 347 (122,442)

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language and law, linguistics, statutory interpretation, semantics, pragmatics, Chevron, agencies, interpretation

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No Vehicles on Mars

Justice Scalia: Rhetoric & the Rule of Law (University of Chicago Press 2019)
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 12 Apr 2021 Last Revised: 13 Apr 2021
Brian G. Slocum
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
Downloads 338 (126,015)

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Justice Scalia, statutory interpretation, linguistics, language and law, law and language, legal 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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The Contribution of Linguistics to Legal Interpretation

Inference, Intention and ‘Ordinary Meaning’: What jurists can learn about legal interpretation from linguistics and philosophy (University of Chicago Press 2017)
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 26 Apr 2021
Brian G. Slocum
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
Downloads 312 (137,002)

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linguistics, statutory interpretation, language and law, textualism, plain meaning, legislation

25.

Judging Corpus Linguistics

Southern California Law Review, 2020
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 01 Aug 2020
Brian G. Slocum and Stefan Th. Gries
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) - Department of Linguistics
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Corpus Linguistics, Law and Language, Legal Interpretation, Statutory Interpretation, Legislation, Linguistics, Philosophy

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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
Downloads 287 (149,603)

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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
Downloads 253 (169,744)

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Scalia, Originalism, Constitutional Law, Textualism, Statutory Interpretation, Linguistics, Philosophy

28.

Progressive Textualism

Georgetown Law Journal 110, 2022 Forthcoming
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 02 Jun 2022
Kevin Tobia, Brian G. Slocum and Victoria Nourse
Georgetown University Law Center, University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 236 (181,463)

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textualism, statutory interpretation, ordinary meaning, experimental jurisprudence

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The Interpretation of Law

Number of pages: 64
Kevin Tobia and Brian G. Slocum
Georgetown University Law Center and University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
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textualism, interpretation, ordinary meaning, canons, Supreme Court