Methods Of Interpretation

Author: Lackland H. Bloom (Jr.)
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
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This title examines the various methodologies the Supreme Court, and individual justices, have employed throughout history when interpreting the Constitution.

How To Do Things With Rules

Author: William Twining
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139488244
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The kind of approach adopted by Bloom could be readily applied to the
interpretive practices of different courts in the United Kingdom and Europe and to
systematic comparison of judicial methodologies across levels of law and legal
traditions. 11 Rules, reasoning and interpretation The subtitle of this book. 100
Appendix X. 101 A. Aarnio and D. N. MacCormick (eds.) Legal Reasoning (1992)
. 102 L. Bloom, Methods of Interpretation: How the Supreme Court Reads the
Constitution ...

Constitutional Law For A Changing America

Author: Lee Epstein
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1506398677
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Constitutional Fate: Theory of the Constitution (New York: Oxford University Press
, 1982); and Lackland H. Bloom, Methods of Constitutional Interpretation: How
the Supreme Court Reads the Constitution (New York: Oxford University Press,
2009). Table 2-1 provides a brief summary of each, using the Second
Amendment as an example (in what directly follows, we supply more details). The
Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution reads as follows: “A well regulated
Militia, being ...

American Constitutional Law

Author: Donald P. Kommers
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742526877
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he first part of this book (chapters 1 and 2) provides students with background on
the Supreme Court and the Court's role in the American system of government as
well as an overview of the process of constitutional interpretation. It locates the
Court within our "dual" system of state and federal courts and focuses on its
organization, composition, and decision-making procedures. Among the Court's
important decisional procedures is its discretionary authority to decide only those
cases ...

Jumpstart Constitutional Law

Author: Jethro K. Lieberman
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454838892
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Nevertheless, the justices' views on the appropriate methods of interpretation can
determine the outcome of a case. Although the justices rarely make explicit their
theory of interpretation, every case has one or more embedded theories, and you
should get comfortable identifying the many strands of constitutional
Although lawyers will rarely be called on to provide courts to which they've
brought their ...

The High Court The Constitution And Australian Politics

Author: Rosalind Dixon
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107043662
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While Knox and Isaacs had almost nothing in common, they managed to work
together without the same tensions and distrust as were evident in the Griffith
Court.30 The legalists and nationalists, while approaching constitutional
interpretation from different philosophical perspectives, managed to join together
in a method of constitutional interpretation that achieved each of their ends and
overturned the existing orthodoxy.31 In January 1929 Higgins died and was
replaced by Owen ...


Author: Robin West
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351903136
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It follows that there is no reason, intrinsic to the constitutional text, for the
Supreme Court's persistently non and antiprogressive application and
interpretation of the Constitution. Although the Court has generally read the
Constitution to burden and limit the reach of affirmative action programs, for
example, nothing in the document mandates that result. Consequently, the ... for
its implementation. Not surprisingly, of the constitutional sceptics drawn to
progressive political methods, few ...

Firearms Law And The Second Amendment

Author: Nicholas J. Johnson
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454892668
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As you read the material below, consider how different methods of constitutional
interpretation facilitate or conflict with different Second Amendment models. Note
also that methods of constitutional interpretation ... when original meaning or
intent do not provide an answer. On the current Court, Justice Thomas is the
leading proponent B. The Supreme Court Incorporates the Right to Keep and
Bear Arms 893 Comment: Modes of Constitutional Interpretation Second
Amendment Models.

Constitutional Interpretation

Author: Craig Ducat
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111832986
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The text is popular with instructors because it explains difficult concepts extensively and clearly.

The Foundations And Traditions Of Constitutional Amendment

Author: Richard Albert
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1509908269
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This concerns the High Court's established method of constitutional interpretation
. Domestically referred to as 'legalism', that method is not substantially different
from the textualist originalism prescribed by the late Justice Scalia of the US
Supreme Court.19 The High Court predominantly relies on ordinary methods of
statutory interpretation to discern the meaning of constitutional provisions: the
focal point is the Constitution's text and structure,20 read in light of the objective ...