The article presents information on the use of anti-messiness arguments by the U.S. Court to bring theoretical attention and to interpret statutes with respect to the principle of messiness avoidance. It discusses the negative effect of the use of anti-messiness arguments by the court to reject otherwise plausible statutory constructions. It further explores the conditions for fitting the existing theories of statutory interpretation and jurisprudence into anti-messiness principle.
Anita S. Krishnakumar,
The Anti-Messiness Principle in Statutory Interpretation,
Notre Dame L. Rev.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.nd.edu/ndlr/vol87/iss4/3