Fairness in statutory interpretation: Text, purpose or intention?

@article{AaltoHeinil2016FairnessIS,
  title={Fairness in statutory interpretation: Text, purpose or intention?},
  author={Maija Aalto-Heinil{\"a}},
  journal={International Journal of Legal Discourse},
  year={2016},
  volume={1},
  pages={193 - 211}
}
Abstract There is a persistent debate in legal theory concerning the correct way of approaching written statutes. The parties can roughly be divided into textualists, who think that the law-applier should stick to the text of the statute, and purposivists (or intentionalists), who either think that the interpreter should take text-external purposes and intentions into account, or that the law-applier necessarily does that whenever she interprets a statute. My aim in this article is not to… Expand
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