Aspects of Deconstruction: The ‘Easy Case’ of the Under-Aged President
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
August 12, 2010
Northwestern Law Review, Vol. 84, p. 250, 1990
Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 10-33
When the deconstructionist says that all cases are to some degree problematic, the mainstream legal scholar gleefully pulls out a favorite crystal-clear case and asserts “not this one!” Judging from the law review commentary, the most popular of these “easy cases” concerns the constitutional mandate that the President shall be at least thirty-five years of age. Deconstructionists say that all interpretation depends on context. Radical deconstructionists add that, because contexts can change, there can be no such thing as a single interpretation of any text that is absolute and unchanging for all time.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 8
Keywords: easy case, deconstruction in law, US Constitution art.II Sect.1, cl.5, age requirement for US President
JEL Classification: K10, K40
Date posted: August 14, 2010
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