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L293 (2/2/2009) Finding & Interpreting Law: Legal Reasoning  Legal Reasoning  When Faced With a Legal Question: Step 1: Is there an existing statute? Step 2: If so, how do I interpret it? Step 3: If not, how do I find binding precedent?  Interpreting Existing Statutes Plain meaning rule Hyatt v. Anoka Police Department      What is a “dog”? How do we define the word “any”? Other statutory interpretation tools… Legislative history and purpose What is meant by a prohibition against discrimination “because of  an individual’s age?” General Dynamics Land Systems, Inc. v. Cline     Additional tools… General public purpose or public policy Prior interpretation of a statute Maxims Ejusdem generis   (of the same kind) “Automobiles and other vehicles” does not include airplanes Expressio unius est exclusio alterius
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  • Winter '09
  • Brown
  • STATUTORY INTERPRETATION, case law reasoning, U.S. Supreme Court Federal Court of Appeals Federal Trial Court State Supreme Court State Appeals Court State Trial Court  Hierarchy of courts, common law  precedent

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