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xxxviii, 1019 pages ; 26 cm.
  • Preface
  • The age of statutes
  • The anatomy and publication of statutes
  • The structures and processes of American legislatures
  • The functions and procedures of legislative committees
  • The enactment of legislation
  • Representativeness : the electorate
  • Representativeness : elections, qualifications, representative duties
  • Accessibility
  • Deliberativeness
  • The interpretation of a statute
  • The applicability of plain meaning
  • Resolving ambiguities.
"[This book explores] American legislative institutions and the processes by which they consider and enact legislation. Using a...variety of primary source materials, and placing consistent emphasis on the processes and practice of law, [the authors] consider contemporary legislative topics in the context of historical events."-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)