The Nature of Legislative Intent

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Are legislatures able to form and act on intentions? The question matters because the interpretation of statutes is often thought to centre on the intention of the legislature and because the way in which the legislature acts is relevant to the authority it does or should enjoy. Many scholars argue that legislative intent is a fiction: the legislative assembly is a large, diverse group rather than a single person and it seems a mystery how the intentions of the individual legislators might somehow add up to a coherent ...

The Nature of Legislative Intent 2016, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198766209

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The Nature of Legislative Intent 2012, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199646999

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