Statutory Interpretation - Crim

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1L Criminal Law Clas


 
  
Created Apr 24, 2012
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Vagueness Doctrine
 
A person is denied due process of the law if convicted for a violation of a statute that lacks...
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Rule of Lenity
 
If statute has conflicting reasonable interpretations, then should be interpreted against the...
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Clear Statement Rule
 
When a statute contains a common law term, the presumption is that a term retains its common...
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What do courts look at when interpreting statute?
 
Legislative history
Expression of another is the exclusion of the other.
Of the Same...


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