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Congressional intent

by Thomas B. Curtis

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Published by Praeger in Westport, Conn .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. Congress.,
  • United States. Congress -- Reform.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [143]-157) and index.

    StatementThomas B. Curtis and Donald L. Westerfield ; foreword by Donald Rumsfeld.
    ContributionsWesterfield, Donald L., 1935-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJK1061 .C87 1992
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxix, 167 p. :
    Number of Pages167
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1708031M
    ISBN 100275941973
    LC Control Number92009567

    He is the author of more than two dozen books, ranging in topics from ancient Greece to modern America, most recently "The Case for Trump" (Basic Books, ) He lives in Selma, California.   The Nature of Legislative Intent The Nature of Legislative Intent Greenberg, Daniel This book is published in the Oxford Legal Philosophy series, and the reader is therefore expecting from the start something more than the kind of legal technical analysis of legislative intent which one finds regularly in judicial and legal academic writings.

      Law firms have spent years developing legislative histories of measures that are used to convince courts as to the intent of Congress. I have seen shelves of bound books covering a single topic of legislation in libraries all over Washington, DC. In the last years of his life, Gerald C. MacCallum, Jr. defied illness to continue his work on the philosophy of law. This book is a monument to MacCallum's effort, containing fourteen of his essays, five of them published here for the first time. Two of those previously published are widely admired and reprinted: "Legislative Intent, " certainly one of the best papers published on its topic.

      Richard Feldman is an attorney and government affairs expert. He lives in Rindge, N.H. Much of America just learned what I have known for many years: The . This book argues that in enacting a statute the well-formed legislature forms and acts on a detailed intention, which is the legislative intent. The foundation of the argument is an analysis of how the members of purposive groups act together by way of common .


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The Legislative Source Book is a project of LLSDC's Legislative Research Special Interest was first begun as a printed spiral-bound book in and was launched as an Internet product in the year (see the Internet Archive or the Library of Congress collection of Archived Web Sites from as well as a capture in ).

We welcome suggested. "Congressional Intent is a real guidebook for all who would like to examine the way the United States Congress performs its duties.

The authors have dealt with the procedures and practices that have been responsible for many of the important Congressional actions. I commend this book because it is the product of scholarly research and on-site 4/5(1). legislative intent, which is the reason for passing the law; Application.

Courts in the United States and elsewhere have developed a number of principles for handling such evidence of legislative intent; as an example, many courts have suggested that the comments of those opposing a bill under consideration should be treated with skepticism.

Congressional intent. [Thomas B Curtis; Donald L Westerfield] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Thomas B Curtis; Donald L Westerfield. Find more information about: ISBN:   This book argues that in enacting a statute the well-formed legislature forms and acts on a detailed intention, which is the legislative intent.

The foundation of the argument is an analysis of how the members of purposive groups act together by way of Cited by:   FLORIDA LEGISLATIVE BOOKS - HOUSE & SENATE BILLS AS INTRODUCED: Much of the information available in this library about the legislative intent is this committee report or staff analysis.

Committee reports or staff analyses are available in microfiche from   Now seems like an apposite time to remember, Congress intends no more than Congress smiles. As Ken Shepsle put it in his classic paper Congress is a “They,” not an “It”: Legislative intent is an internally inconsistent, self-contradictory expression.

Therefore, it has no meaning. To claim otherwise is to entertain a myth (the existence of a Rousseauian great [ ]. Statutory interpretation is the process by which courts interpret and apply amount of interpretation is often necessary when a case involves a mes the words of a statute have a plain and a straightforward meaning.

Each of these access points can be used to find evidence of legislative intent, though some require less leg work than others. Overview on the Elements of a Legislative History and How to Locate Them There are certain documents that one must find When trying to locate the Congressional intent.

The Congressional Record is sometimes used as a source to determine the intent behind a legislative provision, but it can also serve as an invaluable historic record to allow future generations to see how Congress reacted to significant events of the day.

The U.S. Federal Legislative History database also contains the sub-collection Sources of Compiled Legislative is a database derived from the publication Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories: A Bibliography of Government Documents, Periodical Articles, and Books originally compiled by Nancy P.

Johnson and now being edited by Ronald E. Wheeler and Jenna E. Fegreus. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Urban Institute. Congressional intent and road user payments. Washington, D.C.: Urban Institute,   Statutory Interpretation: Theories, Tools, and Trends Congressional Research Service 1 Introduction “No vehicles in the park.” For decades, lawyers have debated the proper scope of this hypothetical law.1 The rule at first appears admirably straightforward, but thought experiments applying the law quickly reveal.

congressional intent definition: See legislative intent. In our discussion, Lu pointed out that this seemed to be in direct contradiction of congressional intent as evidenced by the Blue Book footnote. I tend to. Last month’s congressional antitrust subcommittee hearing kicked with the aim that ultimately people can book these type of things I think their intent is very clear at this point that.

Legislative Intent In contrast to this broad approach, the complaint describes recent congressional actions as “singling out” Huawei “on the purported basis of unsubstantiated and largely unarticulated concerns, themselves apparently stemming from the belief that Huawei is owned, controlled, or subject to improper influence by the Chinese.

The Nature of Legislative Intent (Oxford LegalPhilosophy) Are legislatures able to form and act on intentions. The questionmatters because the. The Congressional Edition of the Handbook has a print circulation of over 4, -- with significant circulation to Capitol Hill, the Executive Branch, the Supreme Court and the Pentagon.

It is read by opinion leaders and decision makers, including Congressional offices, key federal departments & agencies, association executives, lobbyists and.

frequently requires a “clear statement” of congressional intent to negate it. A commonly invoked “substantive” canon is that Congress does not intend to change judge-made law.

Other substantive canons disfavor preemption of state law and abrogation of. Boerne is an important case--not only does it reverse the decision or the attempt by Congress to restore religious freedom in the context of state governments, but Boerne also tells us or informs us what standard the Court is going to use to determine the scope of Congress's power under Section 5 the Fourteenth Amendment.

Courts often look to Congress when interpreting the meaning of a law. They look at Congress’ intent behind the law and any statements made by legislators in drafting the law. This is the “legislative history” of the law and one of the main tools courts use to divine a law’s meaning.Legislative intent is a practice used by judges, lawyers and other court officials to determine the goals of legislators at the time of a bill's passage.

This practice involves reviewing the plain language of a legislative act as well as debate transcripts, available drafts and committee notes related to the act.