Living Originalism

Author: Jack M. Balkin
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674063031
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Originalism and living constitutionalism, often seen as opposing views, are not in conflict. So argues Jack Balkin, a leading constitutional scholar, in this long-awaited book.

Living Originalism

Author: Jack M. Balkin
Publisher: Belknap Press
ISBN: 9780674416925
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Argues for a new interpretation of the Constitution recognizing that the text of the document is deliberately vague and that the meaning has changed over time.

A Debt Against The Living

Author: Ilan Wurman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108419801
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This book is an introduction to and defense of originalism and the Founding intended for a more general audience.

Constitutional Originalism

Author: Robert W. Bennett
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801461111
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The book explores those contrasting positions, to be sure, but also uncovers important points of agreement for the interpretational enterprise.

Originalism And The Good Constitution

Author: John O. McGinnis
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674727363
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In their innovative defense of originalism, John McGinnis and Michael Rappaport maintain that the text of the Constitution should be adhered to by the Supreme Court because it was enacted by supermajorities--both its original enactment ...

Constitutional Redemption

Author: Jack M. Balkin
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674060814
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What makes the U.S. Constitution legitimate is Americans’ faith that the constitutional system can be made “a more perfect union.” Balkin argues that the American constitutional project is based in hope and a narrative of shared ...

The Living Constitution

Author: David A. Strauss
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199752539
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Strauss explores how judicial decisions adapted the Constitution's text (and contradicted original intent) to produce some of our most profound accomplishments: the end of racial segregation, the expansion of women's rights, and the freedom ...


Author: Steven G. Calabresi
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
ISBN: 9781596980600
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How should we interpret today the words used by the Founding Fathers? In ORIGINALISM: A QUARTER-CENTURY OF DEBATE, these questions are explained and dissected by the very people who continue to shape the legal structure of our country.

A Matter Of Interpretation Federal Courts And The Law

Author: Antonin Scalia
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400822171
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This essay is followed by four commentaries by Professors Gordon Wood, Laurence Tribe, Mary Ann Glendon, and Ronald Dworkin, who engage Justice Scalia's ideas about judicial interpretation from varying standpoints.

The Second Amendment

Author: Michael Waldman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476747466
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Too often, when liberals insist that they are the real originalists, their protestations
can feel too strained, too cute by half. One gets a whiff of the sense that they think
originalism is a clever piece of political jujitsu rather than the way a strong nation
should govern itself. A frank acknowledgment of the power of the living
Constitution has its appeal. After all, the country made itself stronger, more
egalitarian, more effective in the world precisely during the mid-twentieth-century
period when ...