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Contemporary Perspectives On Constitutional Interpretation

1st Edition

By Susan J Brison, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong


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Current controversies over abortion, affirmative action, school prayer, hate speech, and other issues have sparked considerable public debate about how the U.S. Constitution should be interpreted. Such controversies, along with the changing composition of an often deeply divided Supreme Court, have led to a resurgence of interest in theories of con

Table of Contents

A Philosophical Introduction to Constitutional Interpretation, 1 The Nature of Constitutional Interpretation, 2 Originalism, 3 Common Law Method, 4 Pragmatism, 5 Law as Integrity, 6 Critical Race Theory, 7 Feminist Legal Theory, 8 Deconstruction, 9 Critical Legal Studies, 10 Scepticism

About the Authors

Susan J. Brison is assistant professor of philosophy and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong is associate professor of philosophy at Dartmouth College.

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