Thursday, June 28, 2018

Peterson on Statutory Interpretation in the Early Republic

James Kent (NYPL)
Farah Peterson, University of Virginia School of Law, has posted Interpretation as Statecraft: Chancellor Kent and the Collaborative Era of American Statutory Interpretation, which appears in the Maryland Law Review 77 (2018): 712-773.  Here’s the abstract: “In the Early Republic, American judges acted as collaborators with state legislatures. They took on interpretive powers that blurred the line modern scholars expect to find between the legislative and judicial branches of government.”