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By Neil Duxbury

In parts of laws, Neil Duxbury examines the historical past of English legislation during the lens of felony philosophy so as to draw out the diversities among judge-made and enacted legislation and to give an explanation for what courts do with the legislation that legislatures enact. He provides a chain of carefully researched and punctiliously rehearsed arguments in regards to the law-making services of legislatures and courts, the options of legislative supremacy and judicial evaluation, the character of legislative cause and the center rules of statutory interpretation.

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Shivpuri [1987] AC 1, the House of Lords overruled its own interpretation of s. 1 of the Criminal Attempts Act 1981 in Anderton v. Ryan [1985] AC 560; and, similarly, as when in Vestey v. IRC [1980] AC 1148 the House observed that s. 412 of the Income Tax Act 1952 and its predecessor provision (s. 28 of the Finance Act 1938) were amenable to two interpretations and that it would now place on s. 412 the interpretation that had not been preferred in Congreve v. IRC [1948] 1 All ER 948 (HL). Though �common-law history shows that courts are not inclined to rebut the presumption lightly: see Henry Campbell Black, Handbook on the Construction and Interpretation of the Laws, 42 16 Enacted and judge-made law Sixthly, statute law is always intentionally made.

Apart from the obvious fact that the two types of law are the products of different organs which abide by their own rules and conventions, and leaving aside that statute law is more likely not to apply with retroactive effect and that judicial rulings are less likely to be directed to the future, statute law is distinguishable from case law on seven primary grounds. First, legislatures control their law-making function in a way that courts do not. Although a legislature will be subject to various external influences€– public opinion, interest group pressure, official reports and so on€– when determining the matters on which it might legislate at any particular time, that determination is ultimately its own.

4, 13–14. 50 51 18 Enacted and judge-made law the manner in which statutes are formulated and enacted. 59 See Jeremy Waldron, Law and Disagreement (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1999), 80–2. See Edward H. Levi, An Introduction to Legal Reasoning (University of Chicago Press, 1949), 6, 28. 56 See Neil MacCormick, Legal Reasoning and Legal Theory, rev. edn (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994), 58; Richard A. Posner, ‘Legal Formalism, Legal Realism, and the Interpretation of Statutes and the Constitution’ (1986) 37 Case Western Reserve L.

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