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Originalism is the practice of reviewing constitutional cases by seeking to discern the framers' and ratifiers' intent. This text argues that the ""jurisprudence of original intent,"" represented on the 2002 Supreme Court by Justice Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, has failed on its own terms. Attempts to determine the framers' intent have not brought greater determinacy and legitimacy to the process of constitutional interpretation. Instead, the method has been marked by the very flaws - including self-interested reasoning and the manipulation of doctrine - that originalists argue marred the jurisprudence of the judical ""activist"" of the Warren Court.