LEGISLATIVE HISTORY. Introduction and Uses Victoria K. Trotta ASU Ross-Blakley Law Library. INTRODUCTION. What is ‘legislative history’? Why do we need to know about it? Where is it in the legal research cosmos? What goes into one? Why do lawyers want one? How do courts use it?.
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Introduction and Uses
Victoria K. Trotta
ASU Ross-Blakley Law Library
WHAT THEY MEAN
ARE A LAWYER’S BIG PROBLEM”
“I don’t care what the legislature
intended, I just want to
know what the words mean.”
Chief Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes
A Brief Introduction and Basic Sources