13 Pages Posted: 19 Aug 2008
Date Written: August 18, 2008
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.
Keywords: Adler & Bix, legal philosophy and jurisprudence, constitutional interpretation
JEL Classification: K00, K10
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By Joseph Raz