Statutory Metaphysics – Nothing but the Words

This article considers statutory metaphysics and how modern interpretation of statutes may impact the world of transportation law. The author describes a recent decision in health care and draws a parallel to what could happen if a similar decision is made in transportation. The author uses an historic case (Church of the Holy Trinity v United States, 1892) to provide background for this area of law, then discusses “textualists” versus “purposivists,” the King v Burwell case (2015), and problems with defining ambiguity in legislation and in the courts.


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  • Accession Number: 01605148
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2016 3:29PM