Original Intent and the Framers' Constitution

August 15, 2000|
Original Intent and the Framers' Constitution by Leonard W. Levy
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For more than two hundred years a debate has raged between those who believe that jurists should follow the original intentions of the Founding Fathers and those who argue that the Constitution is a living document subject to interpretation by each succeeding generation. The controversy has flared anew in our own time as a facet of the battle between conservatives and liberals. In Original Intent and the Framers' Constitution, the distinguished constitutional scholar Leonard Levy cuts through the Gordian Knot of claim and counterclaim with an argument that is clear, logical, and compelling. Rejecting the views of both left and right, he evaluates the doctrine of "original intent" by examining the sources of constitutional law and landmark cases. Finally, he finds no evidence for grounding the law in original intent. Judicial activism—the constant reinterpretation of the Constitution—he sees as inevitable.

Title:Original Intent and the Framers' ConstitutionFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:15 août 2000Publisher:Ivan R. DeeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1461730287

ISBN - 13:9781461730286

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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