Diamond v. Chakrabarty: Gauging Congress’ Response to Dynamic Statutory Interpretation by the Supreme Court
In this article, I consider the 1980 Supreme Court decision, Diamond v. Chakrabarty, and Congress’ response to it in light of several contemporary views on statutory interpretation. I conclude that in science and technology-related cases in which delay could significantly hamper the advancement of the field, the Supreme Court should interpret federal statutes dynamically in response to a changing social context, but should also attempt to conform its interpretations to legislative preferences in order to avoid a legislative override.
Courts | Intellectual Property Law | Law and Politics | Legislation | Science and Technology Law
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Anna E. Lumelsky, "Diamond v. Chakrabarty: Gauging Congress’ Response to Dynamic Statutory Interpretation by the Supreme Court " (June 25, 2004). bepress Legal Series. bepress Legal Series.Working Paper 288.