Constitutional Reasoning for Rights
Mary Jane Morrison
Hamline University - School of Law
Missouri Law Review, Vol. 54, p. 29, 1989
This article explores the nature of constitutional reasoning about rights, with particular emphasis on the reasoning surrounding implied fundamental rights and substantive due process privacy. It describes some of the ways constitutional reasoning can lead to different sets of answers, and the author provides some “answers” for constitutional reasoning patterns in general, examples of implied reasoning, and substantive due process privacy. The author explores the meaning of “right” in constitutional law as a way to talk about constitutional interpretation we find intellectually and legally coherent and satisfying.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 45
Keywords: Constitutional reasoning, fundamental rights, implied reasoning, due process privacy, Bowers v. Hardwick
Date posted: October 1, 2011