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February 07, 2005
Which canon of statutory construction am I?
You are "Inclusio unius est exclusio alterius"! You presume that the legislature chooses words very carefully when it drafts statutes. Because they could have used a different word, but didn't, the word not chosen was deliberately excluded. You assume a lot based, not just on what's in front of you, but on what isn't. You have great faith in others' ability to know exactly what they want. Probably too much.
Posted by Walter Olson at 01:26 PM
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Which Canon of Statutory Construction are You?
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