Interpretation as Statecraft: Chancellor Kent and the Collaborative Era of American Statutory Interpretation

63 Pages Posted: 26 Jun 2018  

Farah Peterson

University of Virginia - School of Law

Date Written: June 2018

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Peterson, Farah, Interpretation as Statecraft: Chancellor Kent and the Collaborative Era of American Statutory Interpretation (June 2018). Maryland Law Review, Vol. 77, 2018; Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2018-36. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3201036

Farah Peterson (Contact Author)

University of Virginia - School of Law ( email )

580 Massie Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
United States

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