LA304 – Topic 3 – Principles Relating to the Interpretation of Statutes and Constitutions

Justice Stephen in In re Castioni (1891) Q.B. 169 had this to say about Acts and people:

… that degree of precision which is essential to every one who has ever had, as I have had on many occasions, to draft Acts of Parliament, which although they may be easy to understand, people continually try to misunderstand, and in which therefore it is not enough to attain a degree of precision which a person, reading in good faith can understand: but it is necessary to attain if possible a degree of precision which a person reading in bad faith cannot misunderstand.

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