9780997977004-0997977000-Guidelines for Drafting and Editing Legislation

Guidelines for Drafting and Editing Legislation

ISBN-13: 9780997977004
ISBN-10: 0997977000
Edition: Annotated
Author: Garner, Bryan A.
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: RosePen Books
Format: Hardcover 230 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780997977004
ISBN-10: 0997977000
Edition: Annotated
Author: Garner, Bryan A.
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: RosePen Books
Format: Hardcover 230 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Garner, Bryan A. wrote Guidelines for Drafting and Editing Legislation comprising 230 pages back in 2016. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0997977000 and 9780997977004. Since then Guidelines for Drafting and Editing Legislation textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.34 or rent at the marketplace.

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This new Garner title consolidates into one set of covers all the best advice on legislative drafting. Garner elucidates his blackletter principles with statutory rewrites from all 50 states as well as from federal statutes. He demonstrates how legislation can be streamlined, simplified, and clarified. The exmaples show stunning improvements.

Commissioned by the Uniform Law Commission, Garner's work here represents another in his string of first-rate reference books. No legislative drafter should be without it.

In the back of the book are two model statutes plus a typically poor statute annotated to explain its deficiencies. Also included is a groundbreaking essay on the optimal method for expressing criminal prohibitions.

Throughout the book appear shaded boxes containing timeless quotations from leading commentators on legislative drafting from the 18th century to the present day. Together the the book's extensive bibliography, these quotations place Garner's principles into a historical context. They also underscore the degree to which legislative drafters have neglected many long-standing principles of legal drafting.

The foreward by Harriet Lansing, president of the Uniform Law Commission, says of Garner's work: "With these Guidelines--with his earlier booklet on court rules--Bryan Garner has made an incomparable contribution to clarity and coherence in the halls of our legislatures, the pages of our statute books, and the everyday world of all people as we try to plan our lives and predict legal consequences."

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