Text Over Intent and the Demise of Legislative History

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Thomas W. Merrill

Columbia University - Law School

Michael S. Paulsen

The University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)

Saikrishna Prakash

University of Virginia School of Law

Lawrence B. Solum

University of Virginia School of Law

Date Written: November 17, 2016

Abstract

The following is the transcript of a 2016 Federalist Society panel entitled: Text Over Intent and the Demise of Legislative History. The panel originally occurred on November 17, 2016 during the National Lawyers Convention in Washington, D.C. The participants were: Prof. Thomas W. Merrill, Charles Evans Hughes Professor of Law, Columbia Law School; Prof. Michael S. Paulsen, Distinguished University Chair and Professor, University of St. Thomas School of Law; Prof. Saikrishna Prakash, James Monroe Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law; Prof. Lawrence B. Solum, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center. The moderator was the Hon. Sandra Segal Ikuta, Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Keywords: constitutional law, textualism, originalism, public meaning, statutory interpretation, federalist society, legislative history, supreme court, scalia, jurisprudence

Suggested Citation

Merrill, Thomas W. and Paulsen, Michael S. and Prakash, Saikrishna and Solum, Lawrence B., Text Over Intent and the Demise of Legislative History (November 17, 2016). 43 Dayton L. Rev. 1 (2018), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4039202

Thomas W. Merrill

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Michael S. Paulsen

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Saikrishna Prakash (Contact Author)

University of Virginia School of Law ( email )

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Lawrence B. Solum

University of Virginia School of Law ( email )

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