Westlaw Headnote of the Day – November 17, 2010

November 17, 2010

West's Key 361 Statutes
West's Key 361VI Construction and Operation
West's Key 361VI(A) General Rules of Construction
West's Key 361k223 Construction with Reference to Other Statutes
West's Key 361k223.1 k. In General.

361 StatutesWhen interpreting one statute by reference to subsequently enacted statute, rationale for later statute cannot automatically be transformed by some thaumaturgical feat of rhetorical prestidigitation into rationale for preexisting statute.
Denny v. Westfield State Coll., 880 F.2d 1465 (1st Cir. 1989)