Text Over Intent and the Demise of Legislative History
26 Pages Posted: 5 Apr 2022
Date Written: November 17, 2016
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
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