Beyond Absurd: Jim Thorpe and a Proposed Taxonomy for The Absurdity Doctrine
33 Pages Posted: 23 Sep 2015
Date Written: September 21, 2015
In light of the Third Circuit's recent decision interpreting the Native American Graves Repatriation Act, this Article argues that the Supreme Court must clarify the Absurdity Doctrine of statutory interpretation. The Article offers a framework for doing so.
Keywords: John Thorpe, et al. v. Borough of Jim Thorpe, et al., statutory interpretation, Native American Graves and Repatriation Act, statutory construction, cannons, absurd result, absurdity doctrine, plain language
JEL Classification: K19
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Levin, Hillel Y. and Segal, Joshua and Stanford, Keisha, Beyond Absurd: Jim Thorpe and a Proposed Taxonomy for The Absurdity Doctrine (September 21, 2015). 68 Administrative Law Review, Forthcoming, UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-28, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2663485
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