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Originalism, Hermeneutics, and the Fixation Thesis

Lawrence B. Solum

in The Nature of Legal Interpretation: What Jurists Can Learn about Legal Interpretation from Linguistics and Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226445021
eISBN:
9780226445168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226445168.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Originalism is certainly controversial. Almost every version of originalism claims that the communicative content of the constitutional text is fixed at the time each provision is framed and ratified ... More


We Are All Originalists Now

Lawrence B. Solum

in Constitutional Originalism: A Debate

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801447938
eISBN:
9780801460630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801447938.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter advocates a form of constitutional originalism that accepts originalism's major claims while rejecting the label originalism. It first considers the debates about originalism pitting ... More


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