TITLE

PRAGMATISM'S ROLE IN INTERPRETATION

AUTHOR(S)
Easterbrook, Frank H.
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy;Summer2008, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p901
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
An essay on the role of originalism and pragmatism in interpreting constitution in the U.S. It says that pragmatists believe that it is both wise and appropriate to modify constitutional norms to serve the needs of the society. It considers originalism as the tool of the judicial branch because it is the only method that states why judges have the final decision. The author emphasizes that one must find a norm that matched to the constitution and to the actor's role.
ACCESSION #
34074144

 

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