SCOTUS Short Title Turmoil: Time for a Congressional Bill Naming Authority

32(1) Yale Law & Policy Review Inter Alia 25-33 (2013)

9 Pages Posted: 16 Dec 2013

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Brian Christopher Jones

University of Liverpool - School of Law & Social Justice

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

This past summer saw the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in United States v. Windsor, and while the case has generated copious amounts of commentary and scholarship, relatively little attention has been paid to the case’s discussion of bill short titles. Central to the case’s analysis was a dispute over the role of short titles in inferring legislative purpose, and given this dispute, this Remark will argue that it’s time for a Congressional bill naming authority to ensure sensible, descriptive bill names.

Keywords: short titles, bill names, SCOTUS, Windsor, bills, acts, legislation, lawmaking

Suggested Citation

Jones, Brian Christopher, SCOTUS Short Title Turmoil: Time for a Congressional Bill Naming Authority (2013). 32(1) Yale Law & Policy Review Inter Alia 25-33 (2013), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2367874

Brian Christopher Jones (Contact Author)

University of Liverpool - School of Law & Social Justice ( email )

Brownlow Hill
Liverpool, L69 3BX
United Kingdom

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