The Role Of Dictionaries In Last Term's High Court Decisions

By Bruce Wessel and Brian Weissenberg (July 12, 2019, 2:32 PM EDT) -- Of the 67 decisions from cases argued before the U.S. Supreme Court last term, 32 cite dictionaries. Since the justices look at dictionaries more often than most of us, it's worth reviewing their opinions to learn which dictionaries the justices consult and how they use them. Given the court's reliance on old dictionaries, it's also worth noting that the Supreme Court is next door to the Library of Congress, the largest library in the world....

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