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Published: 05 July 2007

208 Pages

9-1/2 x 6-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195328585

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Constitutional Interpretation

The Basic Questions

Sotirios A. Barber and James E. Fleming

  • Surveys the controversial and intriguing questions that have stirred constitutional debate in the United States for over two centuries
  • Examines the fundamental inquiries that arise in interpreting constitutional law
  • Barber and Fleming arguing for a philosophic approach to constitutional interpretation, and systematically critique the competing approaches - textualism, consensualism, originalism, structuralism, doctrinalism, minimalism, and pragmatism - that aim and claim to avoid a philosophic approach.