Misreading law misreading democracy turns a spotlight on lawyers and judges pervasive ignorance about how congress makes law victoria nourse not only offers a critique but proposes reforming the way lawyers learn how to interpret statutes by teaching legislative process statutes are legislative decisions just as judicial opinions are . misreading law misreading democracy is important reading for anyone seriously interested in understanding statutes and especially so for judges their ignorance of indifference to congresss processes is an affront both to the means by which most law is created today and to the democratic values implicit in its emergence from the . Misreading law misreading democracy book description victoria nourse argues that lawyers must be educated on the basic procedures that define how congress operates today lawmaking creates winners and losers if lawyers and judges do not understand this they may embrace the meanings of those who opposed legislation turning legislative . Get this from a library misreading law misreading democracy victoria f nourse hating congress but loving democracy is a national passion for those who apply law whether lawyers or judges it is an oxymoronic luxury neither can afford one of the dirty secrets of the legal . Heres the blurb for victoria nourses misreading law misreading democracy harvard up 2016 american law schools extol democracy but teach little about its most basic institution the congress interpreting statutes is lawyers most basic task but law professors rarely focus on how statutes are made this misguided pedagogy says victoria nourse undercuts the core of
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