statutory interpretation

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statutory interpretation

a generic title for the practice of reading statutes. Certain rules have grown up both in interpretation generally and for statutes in particular. A major aid is the Interpretation Act 1989, which lists a number of deemed interpretations. See EJUSDEM GENERIS RULE, EXPRESSIO UNIUS EST EXCLUSIO ALTERIUS, GOLDEN RULE, LITERAL RULE, MISCHIEF RULE, NOSCITUR A SOCIIS.
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The installation must be carried out in accordance with the recognized rules of construction technology, The building inspectorate approval, The manufacturer~s installation instructions and the attached design details.
How could there possibly be any uniformity of federal maritime law regarding the interpretation of maritime insurance contracts when the states have differing standards regarding their rules of construction of policies, such as the treatment of textual ambiguities, the reasonable expectations of the insured, or whether the two are interrelated?
14) Although Sisk, Dorsey, and Eskridge take distinct attitudes toward the legislated prohibition, they all interpret the rules of construction as meaning the same thing--that is, as an instruction by Congress not to draw interpretive inferences based on where a provision was placed in the Code or what caption it was given.
Systematic rules of construction for tracing alpha state sequencing and reasoning about their stage alignment assist in this effectiveness analysis even pinpointing the selected milestones that are consequential markers of success and the risk triggers that threaten success and lead to accumulating Technical Debt.
Countless buildings in the teeming city of more than 20 million have been put up in defiance of the most elementary rules of construction, often without permission, rescue services say.
However, it is important to remeber that all the above-mentioned rules of construction are not of an obligatory nature - they are merely guidelines for the court to help it ascertain the presumed intention of the parties.
It turned out the collapse of the roof occurred due to a gross violation of the rules of construction, there is no seismic foundation.
LePatner says developers, contractors and lenders can ensure the financial health of their projects by following his Four Golden Rules of Construction Cost Certainty.
But such decision rules are rules of construction, not rules of interpretation.
Accordingly, deference must be accorded the superintendent's expression of intent herein with respect to the no-fault regulations, in light of the superintendent's special competence and expertise with respect to the insurance industry unless, according to the normative rules of construction, the purported intent is unreasonable or irrational or so conflicts with the plain meaning of the promulgated language that the courts are obligated to disregard it.
Proposing a constitutional amendment dictating to the judicial branch the rules of construction it may employ and may not employ concerning interpretation of legislative enactments seems to miss the mark.
The role of [a foreign law] expert, unless the court is concerned with special meanings, is to prove the rules of construction of the foreign law, and it is then for the court to interpret the contract in accordance with those rules.