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Daniel B. Listwa

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Continuity and Change in the Draft Restatement (Third) of Conflict of Laws: One Step Forward and Two Steps Back?

Lea Brilmayer & Daniel B. Listwa

A deep contradiction lies at the heart of the Draft Restatement (Third) of Conflict of Laws. This Essay addresses that tension, explaining that the new Restatement’s synthesized black-letter rules are incompatible with its modern two-step theory.

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Uncovering the Codifier’s Canon: How Codification Informs Interpretation

Daniel B. Listwa

The orthodox view is that statutory captions and titles should not inform interpretation. However, a more nuanced method distinguishes between Congress’s codification choices and those that the Office of the Law Revision Council makes. While the latter are rightly disregarded, judges should use the …