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The Nature of Legislative Intent: Introduction

Richard Ekins, THE NATURE OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT, Oxford University Press, 2012

Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 64/2012

17 Pages Posted: 5 Nov 2012  

Richard Ekins

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law

Date Written: October 11, 2012

Abstract

This introduction to my The Nature of Legislative Intent (Oxford, OUP), published in the United Kingdom in October 2012 and to be published in the United States in December 2012, introduces the problem of legislative intent and outlines the shape of the book. The chapter sketches the traditional centrality of legislative intent in legal thought and then considers the grounds of scepticism about legislative intent. The chapter concludes by outlining the structure of the book's argument that the well-formed legislative assembly forms and acts on intentions in legislating.

Keywords: legislative intent, legislation, interpretation, philosophy of law, authority, group agency

Suggested Citation

Ekins, Richard, The Nature of Legislative Intent: Introduction (October 11, 2012). Richard Ekins, THE NATURE OF LEGISLATIVE INTENT, Oxford University Press, 2012; Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 64/2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2171398

Richard Ekins (Contact Author)

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3JP
United Kingdom

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