Argumentation schemes for statutory interpretation : a logical analysis
Title: Argumentation schemes for statutory interpretation : a logical analysis
Citation: Rinke HOEKSTRA (ed.), Legal knowledge and information systems (JURIX 2014), Amsterdam : IOS Press, 2014, pp. 11-20
ISBN: 9781614994671; 9781614994688
This paper shows how defeasible argumentation schemes can be used to represent the logical structure of the arguments used in statutory interpretation. In particular we shall address the eleven kinds of argument identified MacCormick and Summers  and the thirteen kinds of argument by Tarello . We show that interpretative argumentation has a distinctive structure where the claim that a legal text ought or may be interpreted in a certain way can be supported or attacked by arguments, whose conflicts may have to be assessed according to further arguments.
Files in this item
There are no files associated with this item.