Obiter Dictum

Woman's virtue is man's greatest invention --- Cornelia Otis Skinner

Tuesday, January 24

This is actually about right!

You are "Inclusio unius est exclusio

alterius"! You presume that the

legislature chooses words very carefully when

it drafts statutes. Because they could have

used a different word, but didn't, the word

not chosen was deliberately excluded. You

assume a lot based, not just on what's in

front of you, but on what isn't. You have

great faith in others' ability to know

exactly what they want. Probably too much.

Which Canon of Statutory Construction are You?
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