Calling on U.S. Courts to Adopt Canada's Unified Approach to Statutory Interpretation

The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process, Vol.15, No.1 (Spring 2014)

18 Pages Posted: 22 Nov 2014

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Amir Pichhadze

Deakin University, Geelong, Australia - Deakin Law School

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

The courts in the U.S. have been divided between the “new textualist” and “purposive” approaches to statutory interpretation, though currently the new textualist approach appears to dominate. The purpose of this paper is to encourage U.S. courts to consider adopting the “unified textual, contextual and purposive approach to statutory interpretation” (also referred to as the “words-in-total-contexts approach”), as it was developed by the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) in recent years.

Keywords: Statutory Interpretation

JEL Classification: K40, K41, K49, K10, K19, K34, K39

Suggested Citation

Pichhadze, Amir, Calling on U.S. Courts to Adopt Canada's Unified Approach to Statutory Interpretation (2014). The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process, Vol.15, No.1 (Spring 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2528250

Amir Pichhadze (Contact Author)

Deakin University, Geelong, Australia - Deakin Law School ( email )

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Burwood, Victoria 3125, Victoria 3125
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