Category Archives: Canons of Statutory Construction

Statutory Construction Canons with SC Citations – VIII

This post continues to annotate with South Carolina law cannons of construction that Justice Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner describe in their book, Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts. This post quotes the canons from pages xv and xvi of the book, followed by the South Carolina annotations. Continue reading

Statutory Construction Canons with SC Citations – VI

This post finishes annotating with South Carolina law the contextual canons that Justice Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner identified in Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts. The canons are quoted from page xiv of the book — Continue reading

Statutory Construction Canons with SC Citations – V

This post continues a series that annotates the canons of construction that Justice Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner identified in Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts. This post quotes some of contextual canons identified in pages vxiii and xiv of the book and follows with the corresponding South Carolina law. Continue reading

Statutory Construction Canons with SC Citations – IV

This is the fourth post in a series that annotates with South Carolina law the canons of construction identified in Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts. In this book, Justice Antonin Scalia and Bryan Garner describe a number of canons of construction, including seven syntactical canons. This post quotes these syntactical canons from page xiii of the book and then briefly describes how South Carolina courts treat syntax. Continue reading