Constitutional Interpretation: Textual Meaning, Original Intent, and Judicial Review

Constitutional Interpretation: Textual Meaning, Original Intent, and Judicial Review

by Keith E Whittington

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780700611416
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Publication date: 09/01/1999
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 779,499
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Constitutional Interpretation
-Originalism and Interpretation
-Interpretation and Construction
-Defining Interpretive Standards
2. The Dilemmas of Contemporary Constitutional Theory
-Contemporary Constitutional Theory
-The Nature and Purpose of Originalism
3. The Authority of Originalism and the Nature of the Written Constitution
-Originalism and the Written Constitution
-The Non-originalist Text
4. A Defense of Originalism and the Written Constitution
-Accommodation, Politics, and Aspirations
-Determinacy, History, and Text
5. Popular Sovereignty and Originalism
-The Idea of Sovereignty and the Active Soverign
-Rethinking Popular Sovereignty
-Originalism and Its Relation to the People
6. The Nature and Limits of Originalist Jurisprudence
-Of What Is and What Should Never Be
-The Limits of Originalism and Interpretation
Conclusion: Interpretation and the Constitution as Law
Notes
Index

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