Approach to Reading for Legislation

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Approach to Reading for Legislation

Postby Lwoods » Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:33 pm

Though perhaps a little controversial around these parts, I found book briefing worked for me last semester.

However, legislation is a horse of a different color, so I'm wondering what approaches others have found useful when preparing for class/reading congressional records. What should I be pulling out or paying particular attention to?

Thanks!

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Re: Approach to Reading for Legislation

Postby NotMyRealName09 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:41 pm

Start with the table of contents. Statutes are to be understood in context. You may gain understanding of what a statute is trying to get at by looking at what the statutes surrounding accomplish. Also, while in the table of contents, find the definitions section if there is one.

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Re: Approach to Reading for Legislation

Postby TTH » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:26 pm

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Re: Approach to Reading for Legislation

Postby NotMyRealName09 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:13 pm

Oh, legislation, nevermind :roll:

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Re: Approach to Reading for Legislation

Postby Lwoods » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:50 pm

TTH wrote:LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL


Thanks, friend. :evil:

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Re: Approach to Reading for Legislation

Postby Lwoods » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:55 pm

NotMyRealName09 wrote:Oh, legislation, nevermind :roll:


No, that was great! A big portion will be statutory interpretation, so I'll definitely keep that in mind when we get to it.

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Re: Approach to Reading for Legislation

Postby TTH » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:17 pm

Lwoods wrote:
TTH wrote:LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL


Thanks, friend. :evil:


I do what I can. Really, that class is a breeze. Just get all the different canons down. There's a little blue paperback book that is a great primer for the course. I can't remember the name of it, but you can have my copy of it if I still have it.




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