The Supreme Court’s Use of Dictionaries

2011-06-14T16:49:48-05:00June 14th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , |

Yesterday, Adam Liptak at the NY Times covered a Supreme Court trend: the Justices’ use of dictionary definitions in their opinions. He writes that: In May alone, the justices cited dictionaries in eight cases to determine what legislators had meant when they used words like “prevent,” “delay” and “report.” Over the years, justices have looked [...]