A New Natural Law Reading of the Constitution
78:3 Louisiana Law Review (2018), Forthcoming
36 Pages Posted: 30 Nov 2017
Date Written: November 28, 2017
This article first explains what natural law is not; secondly, it explains what is natural law; finally, and hopefully more originally, the article explores two different ways in which natural law is relevant in constitutional interpretation (and indeed in the interpretation of any positive law). In so doing it criticizes originalist theories of interpretation insofar as they make of historical inquiry not the starting but the final point of the interpretative venture.
Keywords: Natural Law, Interpretation, Constitution, Originalism
JEL Classification: K10, K30
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