Originalism's Promise, and Its Limits
20 Pages Posted: 26 Aug 2014 Last revised: 4 Jun 2015
Date Written: August 25, 2014
In this Symposium Essay, I summarize originalism’s promise and limits. Part II succinctly explains originalism’s promise. Part III briefly describes originalism’s limits. Part IV then suggests that originalism’s limits contribute to its promise.
Keywords: constitutional interpretation, originalism, nonoriginalism, normatively attractive, judicial capacity, Aristotle, St. Thomas Aquinas
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