Interpreting This Constitution: The Unhelpful Contributions of Special Theories of Judicial Review

University of Florida Law Review, Vol. 35, p. 209, 1983

William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-156

28 Pages Posted: 24 Sep 2011 Last revised: 30 Dec 2014

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William W. Van Alstyne

Duke University School of Law; William & Mary Law School

Date Written: 1983

Abstract

This paper examines several different theories surrounding judicial review and finds many of these theories lacking. Modern trends of literal interpretations and precise language have removed the optimistic nature of Constitutional language and is largely responsible for the hesitancy of other nations to adopt a supreme constitution.

Keywords: judicial review, interpretation

Suggested Citation

Van Alstyne, William W. and Van Alstyne, William W., Interpreting This Constitution: The Unhelpful Contributions of Special Theories of Judicial Review (1983). University of Florida Law Review, Vol. 35, p. 209, 1983, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-156, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1932347

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