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Realms of legal interpretation : core elements and critical variations / Kent Greenawalt.

Author / Creator Greenawalt, Kent, 1936- author.
Imprint New York, NY : Oxford University Press, ©2018.
Description 168 pages ; 24 cm
Language English
Subject Law -- Philosophy.
Comparative law.
Law -- Interpretation and construction.
Comparative law.
Law -- Interpretation and construction.
Law (Philosophical concept)
Format Print, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11784659
ISBN 9780190882860
0190882867
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [151]-157) and index.
Summary "In Realms of Legal Interpretation, Kent Greenawalt focuses on how courts decide what is legally forbidden or authorized, and how context shapes their decisions. The problem, he argues, is that we do not, and never have, agreed on all the details of the standards United States judges should employ - like everyone else, judges have different ideas of what constitutes good common sense. Moreover, circumstance regularly throws up hurdles... Different judges react in different ways. Acknowledging that courts will never agree upon a uniform approach to applying norms and interpreting the law, Greenawalt's aim is to provide a capacious, user-friendly model for approaching hard cases sensibly in both public and private law. Just as importantly, the book serves as a pithy guide to the major forms of legal interpretation for nonlawyers" --

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