Charitable Interpretation

7 Pages Posted: 19 Apr 2019

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Linda Ross Meyer

Quinnipiac University School of Law

Date Written: March 21, 2019


This brief essay reflects on James Boyd White's The Legal Imagination in order to describe the importance of charity and justice in interpreting both statutes and constitutions.

Keywords: Constitutional Interpretation, Statutory Interpretation, the Legal Imagination, James Boyd White

JEL Classification: K10

Suggested Citation

Meyer, Linda R., Charitable Interpretation (March 21, 2019). Available at SSRN: or

Linda R. Meyer (Contact Author)

Quinnipiac University School of Law ( email )

275 Mt. Carmel Ave.
Hamden, CT 06518
United States
203-287-3281 (Phone)
203-287-3209 (Fax)

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