Recommended Titles and Treatises
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Statutes and statutory construction (Sutherland)
4 volumes. Updated annually.
Recognized as a core text on statutory construction by the American Bar Association, this resource provides all the principles of statutory interpretation and assists in developing theories and positions. It discusses specific substantive areas of law, such as punitive legislation, domestic relations, and debtor and creditor legislation. Topics include legislative power, legislative organization and procedure, legislative form, legislative applicability, statutory interpretation, and application of the rules of statutory construction in selected areas of substantive law.