How to Understand Legislatures: A Comment on Boudreau, Lupia, Mccubbins, and Rodriguez

10 Pages Posted: 10 Oct 2007  

Larry Alexander

University of San Diego School of Law

Abstract

In this essay I comment on an article setting forth the outline of a methodology for intentionalist statutory interpretation. Although I agree that intentionalism is the proper way to interpret statutes, I raise a conceptual problem that the authors purport to handle but in fact elide.

Keywords: statutes, interpretation

JEL Classification: K00, K1, K10

Suggested Citation

Alexander, Larry, How to Understand Legislatures: A Comment on Boudreau, Lupia, Mccubbins, and Rodriguez. San Diego Law Review, Vol. 44, No. 4, 2007; San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-122. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1020319

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