Interpretation and coordination in constitutional politics
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Interpretation and coordination in constitutional politics by Randall L. Calvert

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Published by University of Rochester, W. Allen Wallis Institute of Political Economy in Rochester, N. Y .
Written in English


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StatementRandall L. Calvert and James Johnson.
SeriesWorking paper (W. Allen Wallis Institute of Political Economy) -- no.15.
ContributionsJohnson, James., W. Allen Wallis Institute of Political Economy.
The Physical Object
Pagination37 p. ;
Number of Pages37
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17591603M

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Sotirios A. Barber is Professor of Government at the University of Notre Dame and is the author of a number of articles and books on the U.S. Constitution, including On What the Constitution Means and The Constitution of Judicial Power (Both Johns Hopkins).Robert P. George is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University. He is the author of In Defense of Natural Law (Oxford. an essential guardian of the constitutional order. By issuing an authorita­ tive interpretation of the Constitution, the judiciary, and especially the Supreme Court, secures order and reestablishes agreement. Without such an authoritative interpreter, the constitutional order would threaten to dissolve back into political discord. There are five basic sources that have guided interpretation of the Constitution: (1) the text and structure of the Constitution, (2) intentions of those who drafted, voted to propose, or voted to ratify the provision in question, (3) prior precedents (usually judicial), (4) the social, political, and economic consequences of alternative. Philip Bobbitt's book Constitutional Fate.- I also read for the first time his more recent book Constitutional Interpretation. 6 1. DANIEL A. FARBER ET AL., CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: THEMES FOR THE CONSTITUTION'S. THIRD CENTURY (). 2. Thus, a shorter version of this article was presented to the students as supplementary material.

  Interview Highlights. On how reading the Constitution is like reading a poem. I have a poem in the book. And we break down the poem and talk about different ways of . Constitutional Interpretation reconsiders the implications of the fundamental legal commitment to faithfully interpret our written Constitution. Making use of arguments drawn from American history, political philosophy, and literary theory, he examines what it means to interpret a written constitution and how the courts should go about that task. But the Constitution remains the supreme fundamental source of law in the United States. Would you make clear the relationship between the Supreme Court and the Constitution. Article III of the Constitution gives Congress the authority to create a judiciary, but the only court the Constitution specifically created was the Supreme Court. Originalists believe that the constitutional text ought to be given the original public meaning that it would have had at the time that it became law. The original meaning of constitutional texts can be discerned from dictionaries, grammar books, and from other legal .