Interpreting the Constitution /

"Kent Greenawalt's Interpreting the Constitution combines a generalized account of the various approaches to interpretation with an examination of the major domains of American constitutional law. The third and capstone volume of his landmark series on legal interpretation, he utilizes num...

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Main Author: Greenawalt, Kent, 1936-
Format: Book
Published: Oxford, UK ; New York, NY. : Oxford University Press, 2015
Online Access:Additional Information at Google Books
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Table of Contents:
  • The nature of constitutions : basic questions about their interpretation
  • Multiple interpretive criteria
  • Original understanding : what is relevant and how much does it count?
  • Employing multiple standards
  • Neutral principles or "objective" standards : their relevance and attainability
  • Cruel and unusual punishment
  • Federal separation of powers
  • Federal powers
  • Freedom of speech and the press
  • The religion clauses
  • Criminal process : the right to counsel, unreasonable searches and seizures, and the privilege against self-incrimination
  • Equal protection