Articles Tagged statutory intrepretation

Richard L. Hasen, Bush v. Gore and the Lawlessness Principle: A Comment on Professor Amar

61 Fla. L. Rev. 979 (2009) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Akhil Amar begins his impressive Dunwody Lecture by questioning whether there “are any new things left to say about the Bush-Gore episode.” 1 It is a legitimate question to ask, given the torrent of scholarship since the 2000 Florida debacle. In some ways, […]

Michael Nardella, Knowing When to Stop: Is the Punctuation of the Constitution Based on Sound or Sense?

59 Fla. L. Rev. 667 (2007) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Take another look at the Fifth Amendment. Look carefully. If you read it with an eye toward punctuation, you will notice that the Amendment itself is one long and complex sentence; you will notice that it contains a number of restrictions on governmental […]

Diana L. Hayes, Bankruptcy Law: An Exercise in Statutory Interpretation-Staying True to the Broad Aim of the Code or Ignoring Plain Meaning and Purpose?

59 Fla. L. Rev. 697 (2007) | | | | TEXT :: State law required Petitioner to maintain workers’ compensation coverage for his freight trucking business. Petitioner contracted with Respondent to provide this insurance. After Petitioner canceled the policy and filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Respondent, in an amended claim, asserted that the unpaid premiums […]