The paper presents a general formal framework representing the role of balancing of values in interpretation of statutory rules. The model developed here is an extension of the model of teleological interpretation, where a given interpretive outcome is justified if it satisfies a given goal (or a set of goals). Herein, a richer argumentative structure is discussed: an interpretive proposition concerning the interpretation of a statutory condition is justified if it is in accordance with the proper balance of applicable legally relevant values.
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