Blankley Publishes Article in Akron Law Review

26 Apr 2022    

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Professor Kristen Blankley published Standing on Its Own Shoulders: The Supreme Courts’ Statutory Interpretation of the Federal Arbitration Act in the Akron Law Review. This article provides an overall look at the trends of statutory interpretation used by the Supreme Court when interpreting the FAA over the course of the statute’s nearly 100-year history. The article compares how the Court interprets the FAA with other scholars’ research on how the Court utilizes tools of statutory interpretation. Blankley concludes that the FAA jurisprudence is noteworthy for its highly insular nature which ultimately allows the Court to expand the Act’s reach.