Textualism

Searching for Justice Frodo

by Ian U 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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