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- DescriptionOriginalism is a force to be reckoned with in constitutional interpretation. At one time a molithic theory of constitutional interpretation, contemporary originalism has developed into a sophisticated family of theories about how to interpret and reason with a constitution. Contemporary originalists harness the resources of linguistic, moral, and political philosophy to propose methodologies for the interpretation of constitutional texts and provide reasons for fidelity to those texts. The essays in this volume, which includes contributions from the flag bearers of several competing schools of constitutional interpretation, provides an introduction to the development of originalist thought, showcases the great range of contemporary originalist constitutional scholarship, and situates competing schools of thought in dialogue with each other. They also make new contributions to the methodological and rmative disputes between originalists and n-originalists, and among originalists themselves.
- Author BiographyGrant Huscroft is a Professor of Law at the University of Western Ontario and is a member of Western Law's Public Law and Legal Philosophy research group. He was a member of the Faculty of Law at the University of Auckland, New Zealand from 1992 to 2002 and has been a visiting Professor at McGill University. He has written extensively about constitutional rights and judicial review and his work has been published in Canada, the United States, the UK, New Zealand and Australia. He is co-author of the treatise The New Zealand Bill of Rights (2003) and has edited or co-edited six collections of essays. Bradley W. Miller is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Ontario and is a member of Western Law's Public Law and Legal Philosophy research group. He is called to the bars of British Columbia and Ontario and has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, including the Supreme Court of Canada. His research is focused on theories of constitutional interpretation and the place of moral reasoning in legal reasoning. His papers have been published in edited collections and in the American Journal of Jurisprudence, the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, Public Law Review and Res Publica.
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication12/09/2011
- SubjectLaw: General & Reference
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Weight550 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Edited byBradley W. Miller,Grant Huscroft
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