Legislative History & the Supreme Court

Legislative History & the Supreme Court

For Supreme Court or legislative history buffs, check out Liberal Justices’ Reliance on Legislative History: Principle, Strategy, and the Scalia Effect, an empirical legal studies paper newly released on SSRN. (Follow the downloading options listed below the abstract.)

The article, which focuses on the Burger, Rehnquist, and early Roberts eras, presents a strong case “against the idea that legislative history is a ‘politicized’ resource.” To learn more about the legislative history resources available in the Harvard Law School Library, check out this Legislative History Source Locator Guide written by Terry Swanlund.

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