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Interpreting the Constitution

The Supreme Court and the Process of Adjudication (Yale Contemporary Law Series)

by Harry H. Wellington

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  • 26 Currently reading

Published by Yale University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Constitution: government & the state,
  • Constitutional & administrative law,
  • USA,
  • Constitutional,
  • Legal System,
  • Law / General,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Reference

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages208
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10318170M
    ISBN 100300056729
    ISBN 109780300056723
    OCLC/WorldCa221121752

    The grand jury has become an instrument of prosecutorial investigation on, rather than being the protection for the criminal Interpreting the Constitution book that the framers of the Bill of Rights expected it to be. Viewed in this way, the dynamics of who is doing what to whom and why, together with the structural reforms needed to change things, can never be understood. The third level introduces the nature of the capitalist mode of production, and tries to bring out how the Constitution, together with other political institutions, function as both cause and effect within the life process of a developing capitalist society. Richard A.

    Not everyone has been satisfied to treat this product of men as if it came from God. Interpreting the Constitution book Judge Richard Posner on the Importance of Judicial Gap-Filling: A constitution that did not invalidate so offensive, oppressive, probably undemocratic, and sectarian law [as the Connecticut law banning the use or distribution of contraceptives] would stand revealed as containing major gaps. This would mean that a state could require everyone to marry, or to have intercourse at least once a month, or it could take away every couple's second child and place it in a foster home We have moved well past the Warren era, of course. It was intended to be easy to understand. The U.

    In this little book, you'll begin to see why. But the most fundamental contradiction in the entire Constitution cannot be dismissed so easily. Indeed, in Interpreting the Constitution book of the colonies governors were forbidden to participate in the lawmaking function; impeachment was common; and terms of office were short. All rights reserved. What could be done to ensure the country's political independence? Even before the Constitution was officially adopted, many people, known to history as Anti-Federalists, questioned whether what was good for the property-owning factions that were so well represented in Philadelphia would be as good for those who owned little or nothing.


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Interpreting the Constitution by Harry H. Wellington Download PDF Ebook

The balancing approach was criticized by Supreme Court justice Felix Frankfurter who argued that the Constitution gives no guidance about how to weigh or measure divergent interests.

The concept of active liberty--as I said at the outset--refers to a sharing of a nation's sovereign authority among its people. Most of the specific provisions creating rights, however, have fared poorly. The year was the bicentennial of the writing of the Constitution, and wherever one turned in the media, in schools and professional associations, in talks by politicians and other public Interpreting the Constitution book, the same myths appeared.

One especially wants a better Interpreting the Constitution book than piety for Interpreting the Constitution book to originalism because Bork rightly if incongruously reminds us of the danger of "absolutisms" and "abstract principles," criticizes reliance in constitutional law on "history and tradition," and implies in his interesting discussion of originalism's historical roots that the nonoriginalist heresy may be part of the original 'understanding of the Constitution.

In the process, the Constitution's basic assumptions and particularly its social and economic purposes have been grossly neglected. Regarding the Constitution as a guide for the application of basic American principles to a living and changing society rather than as an arsenal of rigid legal means for binding and restricting it, Justice Breyer argues that the genius of the Constitution rests not in any static meaning it might have had in a world that is dead and gone, but in the adaptability of its great principles to cope with current problems.

Members of the Communist Party and other dissenters could be criminally prosecuted for their speech. The problem with federal judicial usurpation of the right to interpret the Constitution is that no one really knows what is "constitutional" and what is not.

But by erring it transferred power to the people's representatives. Fortunately, not all the participants kept their vows of silence or handed in all their notes. It is for federal judges, and it should be for other federal officers.

And yet, despite its lopsided and deceptive form and the worst elitist intentions of its framers, the changes it has undergone in the past two hundred years suggest that this possibility cannot be ruled out. Nor can these classes be completely understood apart from the lives of the real individuals who compose them.

Maybe that is the nature of our, or perhaps any, written Constitution; but yet, perhaps the courts are authorized to plug at least the most glaring gaps.

One of my objectives is to illustrate why one can, without philosophical contradiction, essentially embrace the later decisions without essentially abandoning the traditional attitude. In what may be unique, it combines a generalized account of various claims and possibilities with an examination of major domains of American constitutional law.

Interpreting the Constitution

The Senate, like the House of Lords, would represent the aristocratic element of society, embodying its wisdom while checking the people's sometimes "barbarous.

The discussion welcomes those decisions as furthering the Constitution's basic objectives. I have already listed various constitutional provisions that specifically further that objective. The judge should try to find and "honestly. With a fine appreciation for complexity, Breyer reminds all Americans that Congress, rather than the courts, is the place to resolve policy disputes.

Nowadays, this way of changing the Constitution is simply ignored. About the Author Terry L. He is a resident of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Washington, D. For another, the people themselves should participate Interpreting the Constitution book government--though their participation may vary in degree.

Index To The U. This popular connection now Interpreting the Constitution book and meant at the time that the President and senators would Interpreting the Constitution book themselves responsible to, or representing the interests of, not a particular social class, but "We the People.

They should possess the tools, such as information and education, necessary to participate and to govern effectively. To be sure, capitalism doesn't exist apart from the social economic classes whose struggle over opposing interests constitutes its central drama.

We have moved well past the Warren era, of course. Certain constitutional language, for example, reflects "fundamental aspirations and. If I say, "I'll eat my hat," one reason why my listeners will "decode" the meaning of this statement in nonliteral fashion is that I couldn't eat a hat if I tried.

Problems can arise when judges try to determine which particular Founders or Framers to consult, as well as trying to determine what they meant based on often sparse and incomplete documentation.Interpreting Constitutions: A Comparative Study This book describes the constitutions of six major federations and how they have been interpreted by their highest courts, compares the interpretive methods that have guided the courts, and explores the reasons for major differences between these methods.

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