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How to Use Legislative History

How to Use Legislative History

For guidance on the use of legislative history in statutory construction consult the following representative selection of materials also held by the Chastek Library:


  • Statutes and Statutory Construction (2007)

Norman J. Singer & J. D. Shambie Singer

Volume 2A – (KF425 .S97 2007 – Second Floor)


  • Using Legislative History in American Statutory Interpretation (2002)

Christian E. Mammen

1 Volume – (KF425 .M36 2002 – Third Floor)


  • Guide to State Legislation, Legislative History, and Administrative Materials (2008)

William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

1 Volume – (KF1 .M28 2008 – Greenan Reading Room)


  • What Good Is Legislative History?: Justice Scalia in the Federal Courts of Appeals (2007)

Joseph L. Gerken

1 Volume – (KF425 .G47 2007 – Third Floor)

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