The (Mis)Use of the Originalist Technique. The Case of Luciano Cruz-Coke

Fundamental Rights Journal 10 (2013): 137-156

Posted: 13 May 2014

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

The authors criticize the Electoral Tribunal decision that prevented former Secretary of Culture, Luciano Cruz-Coke, to run for a Senate position. After arguing that in Chile the originalist technique of constitutional interpretation should follow an especially strict methodology, the essay analyses the flaws of the particular judicial decision.

Keywords: Electoral Tribunal, Originalism, Constitutional Interpretation

Suggested Citation

Verdugo, Sergio, The (Mis)Use of the Originalist Technique. The Case of Luciano Cruz-Coke (2013). Fundamental Rights Journal 10 (2013): 137-156, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2435992

Sergio Verdugo (Contact Author)

Universidad del Desarrollo ( email )

Avenida La Plaza 680
Las Condes
Santiago
Chile

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