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Is the Letter of the Law the Final Word?: A Debate on Statutory Interpretation

Michigan Supreme Court Justice Markman, a leading advocate of the textualist approach to statutory interpretation, will debate Yale Law Professor William N. Eskridge, Jr. on the question of whether a statute's text alone should guide judges' interpretation of its meaning or whether judges should look to other sources of information, such as legislative history, in interpreting statutes.

Thursday Dec. 2, 6:10 PM, Room 129.