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Sutherland Statutes and Statutory Construction

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Brand: Clark Boardman Callaghan
Copyright: 2009-2021
ISBN: 9781668724866
Publication Frequency: Updated as changes in the law dictate
Update format: N/A

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Sutherland Statutes and Statutory Construction


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Recognized as a core text on statutory construction by the American Bar Association and others, Sutherland Statutes and Statutory Construction lays out the principles of statutory interpretation and helps you develop your own theories and positions supported by these principles, and by analysis of the legislative process itself. Topics include legislative power, legislative organization and procedure, legislative form, legislative applicability, statutory interpretation, and application of the principles of statutory construction in selected areas of substantive law.

The treatise:

  • Helps you articulate and support or challenge arguments for interpreting a statutory provision through analysis of its language and the legislative process
  • Offers extensive federal and state caselaw support for all text propositions, including context-specific cases applying the rules of construction to selected areas of substantive law
  • Includes reprints of edited versions of crucial articles by leading authorities on statutory interpretation and construction
  • A new bibliography with secondary sources cited throughout the treatise

Every point discussed in Sutherland includes extensive citations from both federal and state jurisdictions, which provide strong support for the proposition and often also for contrary positions. In the 2019-2020 Supplement, new discussion and thousands of new case citations from across federal and state jurisdictions have been added throughout the nine volumes of the set, including the new Eighth Edition volumes. Existing citations have been reviewed for later history and updated where necessary.

With the August 2018 update, author Shambie Singer initiated the Eighth Edition, introducing its first three volumes. Volumes 3A-3C covers the application of the rules of statutory interpretation in selected areas of substantive law. Completely rewritten the Eighth Edition represent over a decade of sustained research and analysis. These new volumes build substantially on Sutherland's venerable, nearly 130-year, foundation and framework to reflect the most current doctrinal trends and results. For a more detailed discussion introducing the Eighth Edition, see the Introduction at the What's New or updated link.

Cited in over 66 federal and state courts during the past 12 months, including opinions in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions in New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira, 139 S. Ct. 532 (2019) and Jam v. Int'l Fin. Corp., 139 S. Ct. 759 (2019), and 35 decisions of the high courts of the states, this treatise continues to prove that it is the essential source for practitioners in understanding the legislative process and the principles of interpreting statutes.