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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


Living Constitutionalism: Activism Unleashed

J. Harvie Wilkinson

in Cosmic Constitutional Theory: Why Americans Are Losing Their Inalienable Right to Self-Governance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199846016
eISBN:
9780190260040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199846016.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter analyzes Justice William J. Brennan's theory of living constitutionalism. Brennan believed that the evolution of textual meaning is not only possible but desirable. He emphatically ... More


Fidelity to Our Living Constitution: Honoring the Achievements of We the People

James E. Fleming

in Fidelity to Our Imperfect Constitution: For Moral Readings and Against Originalisms

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199793372
eISBN:
9780199364411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793372.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explores the arguments of Bruce Ackerman, who decries the Roberts Court’s “shattering judicial betrayal” of our living constitution’s Civil Rights Revolution. He argues for a broader ... More


Cosmic Constitutional Theory: Why Americans Are Losing Their Inalienable Right to Self-Governance

J. Harvie Wilkinson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199846016
eISBN:
9780190260040
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199846016.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

American constitutional law has undergone a transformation. Issues once left to the people have increasingly become the province of the courts. Subjects as diverse as abortion rights and firearms ... More


Originalism and the Living American Constitution

Robert W. Bennett

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/9780801447938.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the clash between originalism and living constitutionalism. It considers variants of originalism, with particular emphasis on unsolved problems and continuing disagreement. It ... More


Fidelity to Our Imperfect Constitution: For Moral Readings and Against Originalisms

James E. Fleming

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199793372
eISBN:
9780199364411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793372.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

In recent years, some have asked, “Are we all originalists now?” This book puts forward a sustained critique of originalism—whether old or new, concrete or abstract, living or dead. Instead, the book ... More


Fidelity through Living Originalism: Redeeming the Promises of the Constitution

James E. Fleming

in Fidelity to Our Imperfect Constitution: For Moral Readings and Against Originalisms

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199793372
eISBN:
9780199364411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793372.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explores Jack Balkin’s development of the third way of a living originalism: a position that combines the appeal of both originalism and living constitutionalism and avoids the ... More


The Grasping Hand: 'Kelo v. City of New London' and the Limits of Eminent Domain

Ilya Somin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226422169
eISBN:
9780226456829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226456829.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

In Kelo v. City of New London (2005), the Supreme Court ruled that government can take private property and give it to another private owner in order to promote “economic development,” even though ... More


The Grasping Hand: "Kelo v. City of New London" and the Limits of Eminent Domain

Ilya Somin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226256603
eISBN:
9780226256740
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226256740.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

In Kelo v. City of New London (2005), the Supreme Court ruled that government can take private property and give it to another private owner in order to promote “economic development,” even though ... More


Are We All Living Constitutionalists Now?

Robert W. Bennett

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/9780801447938.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter comments on Lawrence Solum's version of original-meaning originalism. Previously, it has been argued that judicial review will make a continuing injection of contemporary values ... More


The Place of Precedent and Common-Law Constitutional Interpretation

James E. Fleming

in Fidelity to Our Imperfect Constitution: For Moral Readings and Against Originalisms

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199793372
eISBN:
9780199364411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793372.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the place of precedent, common-law constitutional interpretation, and doctrinal frameworks under a moral reading or philosophic approach. First, it considers Abner Greene’s ... More


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