The Role of International Law in U.S. Constitutional Interpretation: Original Meaning, Sovereignty, and the Ninth Amendment
FIU Law Review, Vol. 27, 2007-2008
22 Pages Posted: 15 Jan 2010 Last revised: 22 Jun 2010
Date Written: January 13, 2010
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
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