SCOTUS Now Bickering Over Short Titles: Time for a Congressional Bill Naming Authority

Brian Christopher Jones

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Abstract

This past summer saw the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in United States v. Windsor, and while the case has generated copious amounts of commentary and scholarship, relatively little attention has been paid to the case’s discussion of bill short titles. Central to the case’s analysis was a dispute over the role of short titles in inferring legislative purpose, and given this dispute, this Remark will argue that it’s time for a Congressional bill naming authority to ensure sensible, descriptive bill names.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25
Number of pages33
JournalYale Law and Policy Review
Volume32
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 14 Dec 2013

Keywords

  • Short titles
  • Bills
  • Laws
  • Naming
  • Congress
  • US Supreme Court
  • Windsor
  • Legislation

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