Restatements: An Influential Secondary Source

Vol. 42 No. 2

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Shawn G. Nevers teaches legal research and is head of reference services at the Howard W. Hunter Law Library at Brigham Young University.

Nobel laureate Niels Bohr once remarked, “It is difficult to predict, especially the future.” Such was the case with Proposition 8 and the Restatement of Agency at the end of the Supreme Court’s latest term. Few likely foresaw that a Restatement would feature prominently in the back and forth between the majority and the dissent in Hollingsworth v. Perry, but, sure enough, the Restatement (Third) of Agency was right in the mix.

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