legislative history, Burger, Rehnquist
Reliance on legislative history in the Court's majority opinions has fallen from nearly 50 percent during the Burger era to less than 30 percent since 1985.
James J. Brudney and Corey Distlear,
Decline and Fall of Legislative History - Patterns of Supreme Court Reliance in the Burger and Rehnquist Eras, The, 89 Judicature 233
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