Union Bank v. Wolas/Concurrence Scalia

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Union Bank v. Wolas by Antonin Scalia
Opinion of the Court
Court Documents
Case Syllabus
Opinion of the Court
Concurring Opinion
Scalia


Justice SCALIA, concurring.

I join the opinion of the Court, including Parts II and III, which respond persuasively to legislative-history and policy arguments made by respondent. It is regrettable that we have a legal culture in which such arguments have to be addressed (and are indeed credited by a Court of Appeals), with respect to a statute utterly devoid of language that could remotely be thought to distinguish between long-term and short-term debt. Since there was here no contention of a "scrivener's error" producing an absurd result, the plain text of the statute should have made this litigation unnecessary and unmaintainable.

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