Textualism

Searching for Justice Frodo

by Ian Underwood July 11, 2018

It never ceases to amaze me how many people find it reasonable to think that we need to go to court to get an answer to a question like:  Can a state enact a law banning the ownership of semi-automatic rifles? Textualism says that when applying a statute or constitutional provision, we should look only […]

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This is What I Want In a Supreme Court Judge

by Steve MacDonald July 10, 2018

Most of the copy I’m reading on SCOTUS nominee Kavanaugh revolves back to a common point. The guy is a textualist who opposes a reimagining of the separation of powers.  That includes courts and bureaucrats who too often think they get to decide what things mean instead of making Legislators do it. Kavanaugh is a committed textualist. As […]

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