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Justice Scalia: The right — and wrong — ways to interpret legal texts

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Start : Tuesday, October 02, 2012 04:00 PM

End : Tuesday, October 02, 2012 05:15 PM


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Location:
American Enterprise Institute
1150 17th St NW
Floor 12
Washington, DC 20036

Featured Speakers:
Antonin Scalia

Description:

Reading LawAs we celebrate the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, and as the Supreme Court prepares to open a new term, Justice Antonin Scalia and noted legal lexicographer Bryan Garner have released a new book, "Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts." In this comprehensive volume, the authors address key questions surrounding the relationship between written laws and their drafters and interpreters, including: Do fundamental principles exist for interpreting legal texts? From where are those principles derived? Do they exist independent of the will of the interpreter, and are they binding on judges?

Join Justice Scalia for a discussion of these important issues at this book forum cosponsored by the Federalist Society and AEI. A wine and cheese reception will follow.

If you would like to purchase Justice Scalia's new book, please click here.

Registration details:

Please register through the American Enterprise Institute's event webpage.

There is no charge for this event.