1 Harvard Journal on Legislation 5 (1964)
In this article Professor Dickerson examines some of the most basic problems facing the legislative draftsman in his attempt to obtain clarity in statutes. He discusses the "diseases" of ambiguity, over-vagueness, over-precision, over- and under-generality and obesity, and distinguishes them from useful devices with which they are often confused.
Dickerson, Reed, "The Diseases of Legislative Language" (1964). Articles by Maurer Faculty. Paper 1507.