My plan is, after a brief introductory discussion of the history of legislation scholarship, to propose a model of the legislative process and then examine the problems of statutory interpretation in light of this model and other pertinent considerations. My discussion draws on economics, political science, and philosophy. Although legislation, broadly defined, includes constitutional enactments, I shall try to avoid issues peculiar to constitutions and their interpretation. There is no shortage of discussion of such issues; in contrast, the legal community has rather neglected the equally important issues surrounding legislation and its interpretation.
Richard A. Posner,
Legislation and Its Interpretation: A Primer,
68 Neb. L. Rev.
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