Using Legislative Intent as Reasoning in Legal Analysis

Second Draft, Vol. 23, No. 1, p. 7, Fall 2008

3 Pages Posted: 6 Mar 2009  

Stephanie Roberts Hartung

Suffolk University Law School

Date Written: March 6, 2009

Abstract

This article discusses how legislative intent can influence the courts' reasoning in statutory analysis. In particular, the article examines how California courts have relied on the legislative intent behind the DUI laws in order to interpret the term "driving," and how students can incorporate this form of reasoning in order to more fully develop their analysis of this issue.

Suggested Citation

Hartung, Stephanie Roberts, Using Legislative Intent as Reasoning in Legal Analysis (March 6, 2009). Second Draft, Vol. 23, No. 1, p. 7, Fall 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1354682

Stephanie Roberts Hartung (Contact Author)

Suffolk University Law School ( email )

120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108-4977
United States

Paper statistics

Downloads
124
Rank
186,662
Abstract Views
766