Connecting the Rule of Recognition and Intentionalist Interpretation: An Essay in Honor of Richard Kay

20 Pages Posted: 6 Sep 2019

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Larry Alexander

University of San Diego School of Law

Date Written: 2019

Abstract

This article, written in honor of Rick Kay and his distinguished career, addresses two areas of mutual interest: the foundations of legal systems and legal interpretation as a quest for lawmakers’ intended meanings. I attempt to show how these two topics are connected.

Keywords: Rule of recognition, Intended meanings, Validity, Revolution, Constituent authority

JEL Classification: K10

Suggested Citation

Alexander, Lawrence, Connecting the Rule of Recognition and Intentionalist Interpretation: An Essay in Honor of Richard Kay (2019). Connecticut Law Review, Forthcoming ; San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 19-407 (2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3448695 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3448695

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