October 14, 2006
Ninth Circuit Opinion on Sentencing. 18 USC 924(c) has been the subject of a few posts here, and was the subject of an interesting concurring opinion by Judge Reinhardt, which you can read here. It includes this statement: "those who have the power and the responsibility" to fix this broken statute ought to do so. It's an interesting case from a circuit often portrayed as activist, but a sad one nonetheless.
More on Harvard's Inclusion of Statutory Interpretation. Here's a snippet from this article:
The first addition is a course on legislation and regulation, designed as an introduction to the legislative process, the administrative state, and statutory interpretation. "There was a widespread feeling in the legal academic community that the traditional curriculum fails to introduce students to the modern regulatory state and fails in the first year to give them an introduction to reading statutes," said Professor Mark Tushnet. The course is intended to balance out the traditional reading of appellate court decisions on common law issues that predominates in the 1L curriculum.
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