Question by Matthew D: What role does the court compete in the interpretation of legislation?
What role does the court play in the interpretation of legislation?Are there different approaches used to interpret words in legislation?Im in australia, so i would prefer australian intel. thanks:D
Answer by Chandru M
Every judge has the possibility of deliberating, and then interpreting the law which may be placed before him/her for a final judgment. Judges are often guided by history of course, but in every case the final decision is theirs to make. Either to remain with the status quo or come up with a landmark decision/interpretation at a particular moment. Of course, if the new interpretation appears to be somewhat radical, it has the possibility of being questioned by the higher courts too. There is always that possibility. But even the higher court is a court. So in answer to your question, the court does play a major role in the interpretation of legislation.
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