Statutes and English Grammar

September 26, 2013

  • 92 Constitutional Law
  • 92XX Separation of Powers
  • 92XX(C) Judicial Powers and Functions
  • 92XX(C)2 Encroachment on Legislature
  • 92k2472 Making, Interpretation, and Application of Statutes
  • 92k2473 k. In General.

92 Constitutional LawAlthough one might wish that the legislature had drafted its statutes with the absolute uniformity, clarity, and precision of an English grammar teacher, it is not the court’s place to require that the legislature draft its statutes with that degree of precision.
Gladstone Special Road Dist. No. 3 of Clay County v. County of Clay, 248 S.W.3d 60 (Mo. Ct. App. 2008)