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    A Lexicon is Not a Fortress – Law & Linguistics [CC]

    A Lexicon is Not a Fortress – Law & Linguistics [CC]
    CLE 90 min

    A Lexicon is Not a Fortress – Law & Linguistics [CC]

    The panel will discuss the use and misuse of dictionaries in judicial opinions. It will offer guidance on how advocates and courts can use them better.

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    Since 1830, the United States Supreme Court has relied on dictionary definitions of words in the abstract to define what words mean in context. SCOTUS' use of the dictionary has exploded in recent years, and state appellate courts have followed suit. But what sort of guidelines are there for when, and how, to properly use a dictionary in appellate practice and appellate decisions? This panel, in an entertaining fashion, will address that dry issue, showing gaps in analysis, how some advocates and courts are using the dictionary well, but many are not. In doing so, this panel will provide helpful guidance for enhancing and improving how advocates and judicial officers look to the lexicon to work through thorny issues of textual application and interpretation.

    At the end of the program, attendees will:

    • Better understand the history, focus and approach of dictionaries and the types of dictionaries
    • Better understand the function of various types of dictionaries, including prescriptive vs. descriptive and general vs. subject matter dictionaries
    • Better understand the historical use of dictionaries by advocates and courts in interpreting text, including the United States Supreme Court
    • Have an appreciation for how dictionaries can and should be used in interpreting text, and how dictionaries should not be used in interpreting text
    • Have a structure, including specific steps, for using dictionaries in interpreting text, both as advocates and in court opinions

    Product Details

    External Sponsors

    Thomson Reuters

    Product Code

    JD2404LNFOLC

    Duration

    90

    Publication Date

    4/5/2024 12:00:00 AM

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