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Contemporary Perspectives on Constitutional Interpretation

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ISBN13: 9780813383941
ISBN: 0813383943
Published: June 1995
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Format: Paperback
Price: £28.99

Brings together ten of the nations finest and most provocative legal scholars to present their views on constitutional interpretation. All of these papers are very recent, and four were written especially for this volume. Current controversies over abortion, affirmative action, school prayer, hate speech, and other issues have sparked considerable public debate about how the U.S. Constitution should be interpreted. Such controversies, along with the changing composition of an often deeply divided Supreme Court, have led to a resurgence of interest in theories of constitutional interpretation.This anthology, edited by Susan J. Brison and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, presents some of the most exciting and influential contemporary work in this area. Written by ten of the countrys most prominent legal scholars, the selections represent a wide variety of interpretive approaches, reflecting different political orientations from the far right to the far left. These theorists have drawn on a variety of other disciplines, including literature, economics, history, philosophy, and politics, and have in turn influenced these fields.The selections were chosen for their accessibility, originality,;Together they provide an excellent introduction to constitutional interpretation as well as a valuable collection for experienced scholars in the field.

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A Philosophical Introduction to; Constitutional Interpretation; (Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Susan J. Brison.); The Nature; of Constitutional Interpretation: The Occasions for Constitutional Interpretation; (Frederick Schauer.); Originalism: The Original Understanding; (Robert H. Bork.); Common Law Method: A Common Lawyer Looks at Constitutional Interpretation; (Richard A. Epstein.); Pragmatism: Interpretation Revisited; (Richard A. Posner.); Law as Integrity: Integrity and Interpretation; (Ronald Dworkin.); Critical Race Theory: The Obliging Shell: An Informal Essay on Formal Equal Opportunity; (Patricia Williams.); Feminist Legal Theory: Justice Engendered; (Martha Minow.); Deconstruction:; Tradition, Betrayal, and the Politics of Deconstruction; (J. M. Balkin.); Critical Legal Studies: Constitutional Interpretation, Character, and Experience; (Mark Tushnet.); Scepticism: Constitutional Scepticism; (Robin L. West.).