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The Resource The Language of Judges :

The Language of Judges :

Label
The Language of Judges :
Title
The Language of Judges :
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Solan, Lawrence M
Dewey number
349.73/014
LC call number
KF8775
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Chicago Series in Law and Society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Analysis (Philosophy)
  • Electronic books. -- local
  • Judges -- United States -- Language
  • Judicial opinions -- United States -- Language
  • Judicial process -- United States
  • Law -- United States -- Language
  • Semantics (Law)
Label
The Language of Judges :
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Contents -- Preface -- Introduction: Judging Language -- 1. Chomsky and Cardozo: Linguistics and the Law -- Cardozo's Hope: Keeping the Law Flexible -- Chomsky and the Nature of Linguistic Knowledge -- Chomsky, Cardozo, and Mrs. Palsgraf -- 2. The Judge as Linguist -- The Last Antecedent Rule -- Mrs. Anderson's Case -- Processing Strategies and the Last Antecedent Rule -- The Across the Board Rule: Mr. Judge -- Drugs and the Last Antecedent Rule -- Last Antecedents and Legal Canons -- Empty Words: The Interpretation of Pronouns -- Mr. Bass -- Pronouns and Taxation -- The And/Or Rule -- Problems of Scope-And Means Or -- Support of Delinquent Children-The Problem with And/Or -- Mr. Caine-Or Means And -- Adjectives and the Linguistics of Capital Punishment -- Why Judges Do Not Make Good Linguists -- 3. Stacking the Deck -- The Rule of Lenity -- Yermian: Lenity and the Scope of Adverbs -- What about Brown? -- RICO-Lenity and the Meaning of Words -- The Linguistics of Insurance Policies -- The Jacober Accident -- Ignoring Language-Partridge -- Understanding Ambiguous Contracts -- 4. When the Language Is Clear -- How Plain Can Language Be? -- The "Plain Language" of RICO -- When the Language and Its Opposite Are Both Plain -- Understanding Patterns: RICO as an Unclear Statute -- Turkette and Russello Revisited: Some More Fuzzy Concepts -- When Is Plain Language Enough? -- 5. Too Much Precision -- The Quest for Precision -- Pronouns, Precision, and the Law -- Pronouns and the Fifth Amendment -- Devices to Limit Ambiguity of Reference in Legal Language -- Party of the First Part -- Replacing Pronouns with Names -- Said and Same -- Using Special Words -- The War against Legal Language -- How Much Better Can We Do? -- 6. Some Problems with Words: Trying to Understand the Constitution -- People, Corporations, and Other Creatures -- What Is a Corporation
  • Corporations, the Lexicon, and the Fifth Amendment -- Testimony and the Act of Speech -- The Current State of the Fifth Amendment -- Speech Acts: Linguistics and the Fifth Amendment -- Admissions -- Admitting by Bleeding -- What Is a Search? -- The Word "Search" -- The Fourth Amendment and the Lexicon -- Some Easy Cases and Some Hard Ones -- 7. Why It Hasn't Gotten Any Better -- Anderson and the Status Quo -- Expanding Legal Doctrine -- Getting Tough -- The Language of Judges -- Notes -- Table of Cases -- Index
Control code
UMKCLawddaEBC574775
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (232 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226767895
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
UMKC Law: DDA record.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC574775
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL574775
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10409371
  • (OCoLC)656855931
Label
The Language of Judges :
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Contents -- Preface -- Introduction: Judging Language -- 1. Chomsky and Cardozo: Linguistics and the Law -- Cardozo's Hope: Keeping the Law Flexible -- Chomsky and the Nature of Linguistic Knowledge -- Chomsky, Cardozo, and Mrs. Palsgraf -- 2. The Judge as Linguist -- The Last Antecedent Rule -- Mrs. Anderson's Case -- Processing Strategies and the Last Antecedent Rule -- The Across the Board Rule: Mr. Judge -- Drugs and the Last Antecedent Rule -- Last Antecedents and Legal Canons -- Empty Words: The Interpretation of Pronouns -- Mr. Bass -- Pronouns and Taxation -- The And/Or Rule -- Problems of Scope-And Means Or -- Support of Delinquent Children-The Problem with And/Or -- Mr. Caine-Or Means And -- Adjectives and the Linguistics of Capital Punishment -- Why Judges Do Not Make Good Linguists -- 3. Stacking the Deck -- The Rule of Lenity -- Yermian: Lenity and the Scope of Adverbs -- What about Brown? -- RICO-Lenity and the Meaning of Words -- The Linguistics of Insurance Policies -- The Jacober Accident -- Ignoring Language-Partridge -- Understanding Ambiguous Contracts -- 4. When the Language Is Clear -- How Plain Can Language Be? -- The "Plain Language" of RICO -- When the Language and Its Opposite Are Both Plain -- Understanding Patterns: RICO as an Unclear Statute -- Turkette and Russello Revisited: Some More Fuzzy Concepts -- When Is Plain Language Enough? -- 5. Too Much Precision -- The Quest for Precision -- Pronouns, Precision, and the Law -- Pronouns and the Fifth Amendment -- Devices to Limit Ambiguity of Reference in Legal Language -- Party of the First Part -- Replacing Pronouns with Names -- Said and Same -- Using Special Words -- The War against Legal Language -- How Much Better Can We Do? -- 6. Some Problems with Words: Trying to Understand the Constitution -- People, Corporations, and Other Creatures -- What Is a Corporation
  • Corporations, the Lexicon, and the Fifth Amendment -- Testimony and the Act of Speech -- The Current State of the Fifth Amendment -- Speech Acts: Linguistics and the Fifth Amendment -- Admissions -- Admitting by Bleeding -- What Is a Search? -- The Word "Search" -- The Fourth Amendment and the Lexicon -- Some Easy Cases and Some Hard Ones -- 7. Why It Hasn't Gotten Any Better -- Anderson and the Status Quo -- Expanding Legal Doctrine -- Getting Tough -- The Language of Judges -- Notes -- Table of Cases -- Index
Control code
UMKCLawddaEBC574775
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (232 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226767895
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
UMKC Law: DDA record.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC574775
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL574775
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10409371
  • (OCoLC)656855931

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