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The Resource Living originalism, Jack M. Balkin

Living originalism, Jack M. Balkin

Label
Living originalism
Title
Living originalism
Statement of responsibility
Jack M. Balkin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Rejecting the false dichotomy between constitutional originalism and theories of the living constitution, Balkin (constitutional law, Yale Law School) offers a theory of "framework originalism" that views the US Constitution "as an initial framework for governance that sets politics in motion" and demands ongoing constitutional construction together with an associated theory of interpretation and construction, the method of "text and principle," which requires fidelity to the rules and standards stated by the Constitution's text and the principles underlying the text, as adapted to current circumstances, thus presenting an approach that is at once both originalist and living constitutionalist. Such an approach requires as much attention to institutional developments and state building processes (such as the Congressional establishment of new executive departments or frameworks of civil rights protection) that themselves have relied on interpretation of constitutional principles (beyond the specifics of the constitutional text's given rules) as it does to judicial doctrines and decisions. This approach allows each generation of Americans to seek to persuade each other about how text and principle can apply to changing circumstances and problems over time and thus brings social movements into the understanding of the development of constitutional law. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Balkin, J. M
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4552
LC item number
.B35 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutional law
  • Law
  • Origin (Philosophy)
Label
Living originalism, Jack M. Balkin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-457) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Constitutional faith and constitutional redemption,
  • p. 74
  • Originalisms,
  • p. 100
  • Precedents and pragmatic exceptions,
  • p. 109 -- A
  • platform for persuasion,
  • p. 129
  • Commerce,
  • p. 138
  • Fidelity to text and principle,
  • Privileges or immunities,
  • p. 183
  • Equality before the law,
  • p. 220
  • Texts and principles,
  • p. 256
  • Rethinking living constitutionalism,
  • p. 277
  • Change and legitimacy,
  • p. 320
  • p. 3
  • Framework originalism,
  • p. 21
  • Why original meaning?,
  • p. 35
  • Basic law, higher law, our law,
  • p. 59
Control code
sky237625060
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 474 pages
Isbn
9780674061781
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011016124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Living originalism, Jack M. Balkin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-457) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Constitutional faith and constitutional redemption,
  • p. 74
  • Originalisms,
  • p. 100
  • Precedents and pragmatic exceptions,
  • p. 109 -- A
  • platform for persuasion,
  • p. 129
  • Commerce,
  • p. 138
  • Fidelity to text and principle,
  • Privileges or immunities,
  • p. 183
  • Equality before the law,
  • p. 220
  • Texts and principles,
  • p. 256
  • Rethinking living constitutionalism,
  • p. 277
  • Change and legitimacy,
  • p. 320
  • p. 3
  • Framework originalism,
  • p. 21
  • Why original meaning?,
  • p. 35
  • Basic law, higher law, our law,
  • p. 59
Control code
sky237625060
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 474 pages
Isbn
9780674061781
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011016124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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