Effect of the Interpretation of Legislation
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Effect of the Interpretation of Legislation

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    Colleen C.
    ZA
    Colleen C.

    From earlier topics, not sure where, I understood that judges couldn't make a law and that it came from a higher legal practitioner but according to this topic 'Effect of the Interpretation of Legislation' a judge can make a law. Please explain

    Charles M.
    GB
    Charles M.

    The effect of the interpretation of legislation is to give meaning and definition to statutes. The law is applied until a superior court overrules a decision of an inferior court or a new Act alters a court's decision. The law is naturally subject to change. To understand legislation the court must investigate the statute dealing with the law and the relevant case law arising and apply both factors.

    Sorie T.
    SL
    Sorie T.

    It gives life to the law

    Nöelle L.
    IE
    Nöelle L.

    It is to make the Law "real" by giving 'life' to statutes passed through parliament. The Bill (Ireland) and The White Paper as passed through the 'Supreme Court' formerly "House of Lords" in the UK. Laws to come into affect after been Past.

    Peter Awuni A.
    GH
    Peter Awuni A.

    Good

    Azubuike O.
    NG
    Azubuike O.

    only effective interpretation of the law makes it real. law made by judges do not last forever they are subject to change by parliament

    Magir K.
    CA
    Magir K.

    Judges make laws effective by judging a person because of the parliament's doing. Therefore they are acting as if they are someone else and not being fair to humanity......... Michael X

    Primrose C.
    BS
    Primrose C.

    Do you think that if there be better interpretation by the drafter from parliament judges in higher courts won' t find it necessary to over rule lower courts decisions?

    Mallo J.
    KE
    Mallo J.

    Interpretation of legislation is indeed the process through which the law is given life.

    Queenielyn C.
    JP
    Queenielyn C.

    Reasons for the Interpretation of Legislation Legislation is required to be interpreted for many reasons including: 1. Drafting difficulties original instructions may be unclear legislation may be silent on a particular issue legislation may be ambiguous legislation may be unclear or confusing on a certain point/media 2. Difficulties in applying legislation in the future In spite of anticipating future developments, not all events can be foreseen, making it necessary to interpret the words in statutes in new situations as they arise 3. Inconsistencies in legislation and other laws Acts of parliament may be inconsistent with other acts of parliament or delegated legislation and require clarification

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