Washington University Law Quarterly
The concept of a regulatory variable is misleading. All statutory language is susceptible to numerous interpretations that would be impossible to predict in advance. And myriad changes in financial or social situations may make legislative directives difficult to apply in future generations.
Harold J. Krent,
The Failed Promise of Regulatory Variables,
73 Wash. U. L. Q. 1117
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