This Article explores the basic question of statutory interpretation. The disagreement among scholars is a theoretical one - it is a dispute about what the proper object of interpretation should be, about whether it should be what Scalia calls "the objective indication of the words" (what the authors said), or whether it should be "the intent of the legislature" (what the authors meant).
Steven Knapp & Walter B. Michaels,
Not a Matter of Interpretation,
San Diego L. Rev.
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