Journals Higher Education



Published: 27 August 2015

264 Pages


ISBN: 9780199793372

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Fidelity to Our Imperfect Constitution

For Moral Readings and Against Originalisms

James E. Fleming

  • Systematically develops a moral reading or philosophic approach to constitutional interpretation
  • Provides vigorous but fair criticisms of many new versions of originalism and living constitutionalism
  • Constructively recasts the most sophisticated versions of living constitutionalism, on more defensible grounds, as moral readings of the Constitution
  • Concise while also comprehensive in its analysis of competing originalist and living constitutionalist approaches to constitutional interpretation
  • Makes complex arguments accessible to the informed general reader as well as academics