Beyond Absurd: Jim Thorpe and a Proposed Taxonomy for The Absurdity Doctrine

Hillel Y. Levin, University of Georgia School of Law
Joshua M. Segal
Keisha N. Stanford

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In light of the Third Circuit's recent decision interpreting the Native American Graves Repatriation Act, this Article argues that the Supreme Court must clarify the Absurdity Doctrine of statutory interpretation. The Article offers a framework for doing so.