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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Kumbaya or Not!
Today's DJ features a cover story -- State High Court Splits, Less on Ideology But on How Much to Rely on Legislative History -- about 4-3 splits in California Supreme Court opinions over the past year. According to the article, Justices Kennard and Baxter use a plain meaning interpretation of statutes, but Justices Werdegar and Liu "tend to place more emphasis on the law's legislative history." The article quotes Professors Gerry Uelman and Sean Martin, as well as Kennard staff attorney John Murphy.
just can't get away from the pork theme this week...