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1996

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Text, Purpose, Capacity And Albertson's: A Response To Professor Geier, Edward A. Zelinsky Jan 1996

Text, Purpose, Capacity And Albertson's: A Response To Professor Geier, Edward A. Zelinsky

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In a recent issue of the Florida Tar Review, Professor Deborah Geier added yet another chapter to the running commentary on the Albertson's litigation, using that case to demonstrate her theories of statutory purpose and to criticize, in particular, statutory textualism as she conceives of it. Professor Geier correctly identifies the underlying issues in Albertson's-the role of statutory purpose, the differing institutional capacities of the Congress and the courts, fidelity to statutory text-but resolves those issues in ways that prompt me to rebuttal.

While I commend Professor Geier for her effort to explicate many important questions about the Code and …