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Misreading Law, Misreading Democracy

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ISBN-10: 0674971418

ISBN-13: 9780674971417

Edition: 2016

Authors: Victoria Nourse

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American law schools extol democracy but teach little about its most basic institution, the Congress. Interpreting statutes is lawyers�e(tm) most basic task, but law professors rarely focus on how statutes are made. This misguided pedagogy, says Victoria Nourse, undercuts the core of legal practice. It may even threaten the continued functioning of American democracy, as contempt for the legislature becomes entrenched in legal education and judicial opinions. Misreading Law, Misreading Democracy turns a spotlight on lawyers�e(tm) and judges�e(tm) pervasive ignorance about how Congress makes law. Victoria Nourse not only offers a critique but proposes reforming the way lawyers learn…    
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 9/26/2016
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.13" wide x 9.25" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Victoria Nourse is Professor of Law and Director of the Center on Congressional Studies at Georgetown Law School.