Goldsworthy on Interpretation of Statutes and Constitutions: Public Meaning, Intended Meaning and the Bogey of Aggregation

Law Under a Democratic Constitution: Essays in Honour of Jeffrey Goldsworthy, 2019

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 19-408 (2019)

9 Pages Posted: 6 Sep 2019

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Larry Alexander

University of San Diego School of Law

Date Written: 2019

Abstract

This chapter is for a festschrift in honor of Jeffrey Goldsworthy. Much of Goldworthy’s scholarship has been devoted to legal interpretation. I show the similarity and the difference between our views of legal interpretation.

Keywords: Objective Intentionalism, Subjective Intentionalism, Conventional Meanings, Originalism, Aggregation

JEL Classification: K10

Suggested Citation

Alexander, Lawrence, Goldsworthy on Interpretation of Statutes and Constitutions: Public Meaning, Intended Meaning and the Bogey of Aggregation (2019). Law Under a Democratic Constitution: Essays in Honour of Jeffrey Goldsworthy, 2019; San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 19-408 (2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3448716 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3448716

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