Legislative drafter's desk reference /

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Filson, Lawrence E
Other Authors: Strokoff, Sandra L
Format: Book
Published: Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, c2008
Edition:2nd ed
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Table of Contents:
  • Approaching the subject
  • What is legislative drafting?
  • The drafting process itself
  • Defining the problem and its solution
  • Searching out the collateral questions
  • Organizing the bill
  • The mechanics of good writing
  • The roman rule, modified
  • Readability
  • General considerations
  • The introductory provisions
  • The central provisions
  • The caboose
  • General considerations
  • The basic amendatory tools
  • Amendatory form and style
  • Organization of amendments
  • Amendatory cautions
  • General considerations
  • Breakdown, designation, and headings of subdivisions
  • Grammatical considerations
  • Word usage in general
  • Devices especially suited for coping with complexity
  • References to statutory provisions
  • References to nonstatutory provisions
  • Dealing with effective dates
  • Other usages and considerations
  • Statutory construction
  • Significant case law for the federal drafter
  • Typography and typographical terminology
  • Locations and forms of existing federal law
  • Legislative vehicles in congress
  • Federal drafting styles
  • Federal parliamentary considerations
  • Drafters of nonfederal law
  • Considerations in drafting regulations