Formalist Textualism and the Cernauskas Problem
6 Pages Posted: 24 Jul 2021 Last revised: 1 Sep 2021
Date Written: July 22, 2021
In this short piece I respond to a recent article in the Harvard Law Review advocating an approach to interpretation that amounts to semantic literalism. I point out the pitfalls of thereby ignoring what the lawmakers are asserting.
Keywords: legislative intent, semantic literalism
JEL Classification: k00
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