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Aspects of Deconstruction: The ‘Easy Case’ of the Under-Aged President

Northwestern Law Review, Vol. 84, p. 250, 1990

Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 10-33

8 Pages Posted: 14 Aug 2010  

Date Written: August 12, 2010

Abstract

When the deconstructionist says that all cases are to some degree problematic, the mainstream legal scholar gleefully pulls out a favorite crystal-clear case and asserts “not this one!” Judging from the law review commentary, the most popular of these “easy cases” concerns the constitutional mandate that the President shall be at least thirty-five years of age. Deconstructionists say that all interpretation depends on context. Radical deconstructionists add that, because contexts can change, there can be no such thing as a single interpretation of any text that is absolute and unchanging for all time.

Keywords: easy case, deconstruction in law, US Constitution art.II Sect.1, cl.5, age requirement for US President

JEL Classification: K10, K40

Suggested Citation

D'Amato, Anthony, Aspects of Deconstruction: The ‘Easy Case’ of the Under-Aged President (August 12, 2010). Northwestern Law Review, Vol. 84, p. 250, 1990; Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 10-33. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1657991

Anthony D'Amato (Contact Author)

Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law ( email )

375 E. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

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