Interpretation as Statecraft: Chancellor Kent and the Collaborative Era of American Statutory Interpretation
63 Pages Posted: 26 Jun 2018
Date Written: June 2018
In the Early Republic, American judges acted as collaborators with state legislatures. They took on interpretive powers that blurred the line modern scholars expect to find between the legislative and judicial branches of government.
Keywords: Statutory Interpretation, Legislation, Constitutional Law, Separation of Powers, Legal History, American History, Judiciary
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