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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Modes of Constitutional Interpretation

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R45129.pdf

Describes the most common modes of constitutional interpretation, discusses examples of Supreme Court decisions that demonstrate the application of these methods, and provides a general overview of the various arguments in support of, and in opposition to, the use of such methods of constitutional interpretation.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists