For more than one hundred years, state courts have looked to evidence of legislative intent in construing state law. Legislative intent’s importance can be traced to early common law cases, such as William v. Berkeley, Plow 223, 231 (1601) where the Court stated: “Whoever would consider an act well ought always have particular regard to the intent of it, and accordingly as the intent appears, he ought to construe the words.” Later, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., reminded the Court that “a page of history is worth a volume of logic.” (New York v. Eisner, 256 U.S. 345, 349 (1921).
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