SYLLABUS

LEGISLATION -- JUDGE PLAGER

Spring semester 2000

Assignments are for W. D. Popkin, Materials on Legislation Political Language and the Political Process, 2d Ed. 1997 (Foundation Press), with 1998 Supplement.

Session Pages

1. Read: 1-8; 179-198 Intro. & Ch. 5 - The Text

Skim Part I, Ch. 2, 3 and 4

Terran v. Secretary, 195 F.3d 1302 (Fed.Cir. 1999

2. Prepare: 199-250 Ch. 6 - External Context - Purpose

3. Prepare: 250-274 (cont.); Ch. 7 - Background Considerations

4. Prepare: 274-320 (cont.)

5. Prepare: 320-359 (cont.); Ch. 8 - Legislative Compromise

6. Prepare: 360-403 Ch. 9 - Change

7. Prepare: 404-444 Ch. 10 - Contemporaneous Legislative History

8. Prepare: 444-487 (cont.)

9. Prepare: 488-516 Ch. 11 - Administrative Interpretation

10. Prepare: 517-554 Ch. 12 - Legislative Action

11. Prepare: 555-607 Ch. 13 - Extending Statutes

12. Prepare: 642-672 Ch. 15 - Statutory Patterns

13. Prepare: 672-700 (cont.)

14. Catch-up and wrap-up