Comfortably Penumbral

38 Pages Posted: 26 Mar 2007  

Brannon P. Denning

Samford University - Cumberland School of Law

Glenn Harlan Reynolds

University of Tennessee College of Law

Abstract

A followup to "Penumbral Reasoning on the Right", 140 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1333 (1992), this paper notes the increased use, and acceptance, of penumbral reasoning by federal courts in recent years. It suggests that this trend is a positive one, and likely to lead to more, rather than less, fidelity to constitutional text and structure.

Keywords: penumbral reasoning, Bork, constitutional law, Reynolds, Denning

Suggested Citation

Denning, Brannon P. and Reynolds, Glenn Harlan, Comfortably Penumbral. Boston University Law Review, Vol. 77, p. 1089, 1998. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=975141

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