Monday, June 13, 2011

Prof. Aprill's law review article on dictionary citations referenced in NY Times story

Professor Ellen Aprill's law review article, "The Law of the Word: Dictionary Shopping in the Supreme Court," was cited in a New York Times column about dictionary citations in opinions. Below is an excerpt of the column, "Dictionary Citations by Justices Rise Sharply":

"A decade later, Ellen P. Aprill, who teaches at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, considered the implications of that finding in an article on "dictionary shopping in the Supreme Court."

"It may also be a surprise to the Supreme Court justices who look to dictionaries as authorities in construing statutes," she wrote in the Arizona State Law Journal, "that in good measure they are interpreting law according to The New York Times."

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