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Constitutional interpretation

Constitutional Law

1981

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Constitutional Adjudication: Deciding When To Decide, Carl Mcgowan Mar 1981

Constitutional Adjudication: Deciding When To Decide, Carl Mcgowan

Michigan Law Review

A Review of Judicial Review And The National Political Process: A Functional Reconsideration of the Role of the Supreme Court by Jesse H. Choper


Constitutional Interpretation, Terrance Sandalow Jan 1981

Constitutional Interpretation, Terrance Sandalow

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"[We] must never forget," Chief Justice Marshall admonished us in a statement pregnant with more than one meaning, "that it is a constitution we are expounding."' Marshall meant that the Constitution should be read as a document "intended to endure for ages.to come, and, consequently, to be adapted to the various crises of human affairs."'2 But he meant also that the construction placed upon the document must have regard for its "great outlines" and "important objects."'3 Limits are implied by the very nature of the task. There is not the same freedom in construing the Constitution as in constructing a …