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Statutory interpretation

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  • Q1
    What is statutory interpretation?
    A type of statutory law.
    An approach to enforcing legislation.
    A process of determining the meaning and intent of legislation.
    A method of writing statutes.
  • Q2
    What is the primary goal of statutory interpretation?
    To advocate for specific interests.
    To ascertain and give effect to the legislative intent.
    To create new laws.
    To challenge the validity of legislation.
  • Q3
    What is the plain meaning rule in statutory interpretation?
    Interpreting a statute based on its ordinary meaning, as understood by the average person.
    Interpreting a statute based on legislative history.
    Interpreting a statute based on historical context.
    Interpreting a statute based on the judge's personal opinion.
  • Q4
    What is the golden rule in statutory interpretation?
    When interpreting a statute, the court should consider the historical context in which it was enacted.
    When the plain meaning of a statute leads to an absurd or unreasonable result, the court can interpret the statute in a way that avoids such outcome.
    When a statute is ambiguous, the court must rely on legislative history to determine its meaning.
    When a statute contains multiple meanings, the court must select the interpretation that aligns with legislative intent.
  • Q5
    What is the purposive approach in statutory interpretation?
    Interpreting a statute based on strict and literal meaning.
    Interpreting a statute by considering the underlying purpose or policy it seeks to achieve.
    Interpreting a statute based on past judicial decisions.
    Interpreting a statute based on economic considerations.
  • Q6
    What is the literal rule in statutory interpretation?
    The literal rule says that the intention of Parliament is best found in the ordinary and natural meaning of the words used

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