This Article reexamines the current debate and concludes that democratic legitimacy is not a sufficient litmus test by which to ex-plain the differences among competing interpretive models nor to compare their viability. I argue that broader meta-principles, which I term "legal-system values," significantly influence current interpretive models and should be an integral focus of the statutory interpretation debate, but often are obscured by theorists' emphasis on democratic legitimacy.
21 Seton Hall Legis. J. 233 (1997)