University of San Diego School of Law
August 18, 2008
San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 08-067
In this essay I defend the unfashionable, maligned, and ridiculed view that interpretation of the Constitution is a search for its authorially-intended meaning, and that constitutional interpretation is no different in this respect from the interpretation of shopping lists, toy assembly instructions, and ordinary conversations.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 13
Keywords: Adler & Bix, legal philosophy and jurisprudence, constitutional interpretation
JEL Classification: K00, K10
Date posted: August 19, 2008