Connecting the Rule of Recognition and Intentionalist Interpretation: An Essay in Honor of Richard Kay
20 Pages Posted: 6 Sep 2019 Last revised: 15 Nov 2021
Date Written: 2019
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: Suggested Citation
Alexander, Lawrence, Connecting the Rule of Recognition and Intentionalist Interpretation: An Essay in Honor of Richard Kay (2019). San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 19-407 (2019), Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 52, No. 5, 2021, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3448695 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3448695
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