STATUTORY INTERPRETATION – QUOTE OF THE YEAR BY JUDGE SARA COMBS

In a published Court of Appeals case issued Sept. 28, 2012 in City of Bowling Green vs. Helbig, we quote Ct. of Appeals Judge Sara Combs on statutory construction:

“When a statute is as clear as a glass slipper and fits without strain, courts should not approve an interpretation that requires a shoehorn.”

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