Primus, Richard
January 2009
Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy;Winter2009, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p159
Academic Journal
An essay about the limitations of the practice of interpretivism by some U.S. judges when interpreting the law is presented. The differences between textualism, originalism and traditional judging are examined. The concept of interpretivism and textualism entail that judges should decide constitutional and statutory cases by interpreting the words of the applicable constitutions and statutes. The author notes that judges must choose among valid forms of legal reasoning in interpreting the constitutional law.


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