Originalism: A Uniquely American Preoccupation?

31 Diritto Pubblico Comparato ed Europeo (Online) 647-652 (2017)

6 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2018  

Yvonne Tew

Georgetown University Law Center

Date Written: January 1, 2017

Abstract

Originalismo: una preoccupazione unicamente americana? – Is originalism a uniquely American preoccupation? The short answer is no. The longer answer is that originalist arguments take on distinct variations that reflect a nations’ particular cultural, historical, and political conditions. This paper explores the use of originalist arguments in contexts outside the United States, drawing on India, Malaysia and Singapore as illustrations. The comparative perspective it offers underscores that whether originalism thrives, and the form it takes, is culturally dependent and context specific.

Suggested Citation

Tew, Yvonne, Originalism: A Uniquely American Preoccupation? (January 1, 2017). 31 Diritto Pubblico Comparato ed Europeo (Online) 647-652 (2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3101028

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