A Debt Against the Living: An Introduction to Originalism

A Debt Against the Living: An Introduction to Originalism

by Ilan Wurman


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108419802
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/31/2017
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.22(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Ilan Wurman is an attorney in Washington, DC, and a nonresident fellow at the Stanford Constitutional Law Center. He was formerly deputy general counsel on Senator Rand Paul's US presidential campaign, associate counsel on Senator Tom Cotton's campaign for US Senate, and a law clerk to the honorable Jerry E. Smith of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous law reviews, including the Stanford Law Review and the Texas Law Review, as well as in national journals, including National Affairs, The Weekly Standard, and City Journal. He graduated from Stanford Law School, and from Claremont McKenna College with degrees in Government and Physics.

Table of Contents

Forward; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I. Preliminaries and Language: 1. The origins of originalism; 2. The meaning of meaning; Part II. The Original Constitution: 3. Constitutional legitimacy; 4. The founders on founding; 5. Interpreting the constitution; Part III. Objections and Recapitulation: 6. Lawyers as historians; 7. Brown v. board and originalism; 8. A coda on nonoriginalisms; Epilogue.

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