Interpreting This Constitution: The Unhelpful Contributions of Special Theories of Judicial Review
William W. Van Alstyne
William & Mary Law School
University of Florida Law Review, Vol. 35, p. 209, 1983
William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-156
This paper examines several different theories surrounding judicial review and finds many of these theories lacking. Modern trends of literal interpretations and precise language have removed the optimistic nature of Constitutional language and is largely responsible for the hesitancy of other nations to adopt a supreme constitution.
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Keywords: judicial review, interpretationAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: September 24, 2011 ; Last revised: October 6, 2011
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