What's in a Statute Name?

Law Library Journal, Vol. 97, pp. 169-83, 2005

15 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2007 Last revised: 1 Aug 2011

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Mary Whisner

University of Washington - School of Law

Date Written: Winter 2005

Abstract

LLJ abstract: Thoughts about the CAN-SPAM Act over the breakfast table lead Ms. Whisner to explore various practices associated with naming statutes, with a side trip to locate the origins of a standard research tool, the popular name table.

A few more notes: Essay traces when the Sherman Act got that name, describes different ways that statutes have people's names attached, and discusses statute names that form clever acronyms.

Keywords: statutes, popular names, Sherman Act, Congress, legislation

Suggested Citation

Whisner, Mary, What's in a Statute Name? (Winter 2005). Law Library Journal, Vol. 97, pp. 169-83, 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=977509

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