The construction of statutes : including a general discussion of certain foundational subjects, such as the nature and source of statute law, the separation of powers, the legislature and the legislative process, the initiative and the referendum, constitutional regulations relative to the form and the enactment of legislation, the pleading and proof of statutes. In addition to a detailed treatment of the principles of interpretation and construction /

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Main Author: Crawford, Earl T. (Earl Theodore), 1904- (Author)
Format: Electronic eBook
Published: Saint Louis : Thomas Law Book Company, 1940.
Series:Legal classics library.
Online Access:HeinOnline Legal Classics Library
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Table of Contents:
  • The nature and source of statute law
  • Legislative power, generally
  • Delegation of legislative power
  • The legislature: its sessions, organization, and procedure, generally
  • The enactment of statutes
  • The initiative and referendum
  • Kinds of statutes, generally
  • Special, local and general laws
  • Parts of a statute
  • Title and subject matter
  • Time when statute become effective (including computation of time)
  • Amendments
  • Revision, codification and compilation
  • Repeals
  • Determination of regularity of enactment
  • Partial invalidity
  • Judicial notice, pleading and proof of statutes
  • Construction of statutes, generally
  • Linguistic and grammatical construction
  • Intrinsic aids in the interpretation and construction of statutes
  • Extrinsic aids in the interpretation in the construction of statutes
  • Construction with reference to other laws
  • Strict and liberal construction
  • Mandatory and directory or permissive statutes
  • Prospective and retrospective operation
  • Construction of provisos, exceptions, and saving clauses
  • Construction of amendatory acts
  • Construction of repealing acts
  • Construction of codes, revision and compilations
  • Specific statutes construed
  • Statutory rules for construction of statutes.