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A Matter of Interpretation

  • Carl BaudenbacherEmail author
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Part of the Springer Biographies book series (SPRINGERBIOGS)

Abstract

“A matter of interpretation” is the title of an essay by the late US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Scalia considered himself a textualist, i.e. a judge interpreting a legal text as it was written, neither more nor less. The twin concept of textualism is originalism. Originalists claim that the words of the American Constitution must be interpreted as they were understood at the time they were written.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Urumea AGSt. GallenSwitzerland

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