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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They will be relying on the same rules of statutory construction that have been drilled into freshman law students.
Further, following a rule on statutory construction, the 'others' must be of the same kind or nature as the enumeration.
That understanding is embodied in the presumption against extraterritorialityan important canon of statutory construction intended to reserve to Congress, rather than the courts, the complex and consequential policy decision of whether and in what circumstances federal law should reach beyond the nations borders.
Instead, Johnson reasoned that no canon of statutory construction determined the statutes meaning and it should be construed under the rule of lenity, resolving the ambiguity in favor of the defendant.
After an exposition in statutory construction, the Court held that the plain language of this statutory text covers only discrimination against employees, not applicants for employment, and that Congress had not provided a remedy to applicants who are not employees when alleged discrimination occurred.
In statutory construction, the interpretation that makes more sense prevails over those that make little sense.
Supreme Court has determined that bankruptcy is handled by strict statutory construction.
75) To understand the meaning and scope of the phrase, it is first necessary to look at the RFPA's plain text, and then analyze the phrase using established canons of statutory construction.
705(a) using the well-established canons of statutory construction and
27) However, after applying these "ordinary rules of statutory construction," it remained ambiguous whether the tax applied to the taxpayer.
The petitioners, William Galvin and Monica Lindeen, the chief securities regulators for Massachusetts and Montana, respectively, argued that because the SEC "declined to adopt a qualified-purchaser definition limited to investors with sufficient wealth, revenue or financial sophistication to protect their interests without state protection, Regulation A-Plus fails both parts of the United States Supreme Court's statutory construction standards enunciated in Chevron, U.
2) The article famously challenged the view that the canons of statutory construction provide neutral, predictable legal rules that lead courts to one "correct" reading of a statute.