The Role of International Law in U.S. Constitutional Interpretation: Original Meaning, Sovereignty, and the Ninth Amendment

22 Pages Posted: 15 Jan 2010 Last revised: 22 Jun 2010

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Elizabeth Price Foley

Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law

Date Written: January 13, 2010

Abstract

Explores the role of international law in U.S. constitutional interpretation. Discusses the specific example of the Ninth Amendment, exploring how this Amendment's original meaning may have contemplated the application of early international law principles relating to sovereignty.

Keywords: Ninth Amendment, sovereignty, constitution, international law, constitutional interpretation, originalism, residual sovereignty

Suggested Citation

Foley, Elizabeth Price, The Role of International Law in U.S. Constitutional Interpretation: Original Meaning, Sovereignty, and the Ninth Amendment (January 13, 2010). FIU Law Review, Vol. 27, 2007-2008; Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-13. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1536325

Elizabeth Price Foley (Contact Author)

Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law ( email )

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