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Constitutional originalism : a debate

Author: Robert W Bennett; Lawrence Solum
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2011.
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"Debates about constitutional originalism and its rival, living constitutionalism, are old. Originalists insist that the meaning of the United States Constitution is fixed. The words and phrases of the constitutional text have the same meaning today as they did when the Constitution was ratified by the requisite nine states in 1788 (or when each amendment was ratified). Living constitutionalists believe that the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bennett, Robert W. (Robert William), 1941-
Constitutional originalism.
Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2011001824
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W Bennett; Lawrence Solum
ISBN: 0801460638 9780801460630
OCLC Number: 742515530
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 210 pages)
Contents: We are all originalists now --
Originalism and the living American constitution --
Living with originalism --
Are we all living constitutionalists now?
Responsibility: Robert W. Bennett and Lawrence B. Solum.

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