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Interpreting the Constitution

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Material Information

Title: Interpreting the Constitution
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Singh, David
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2007
Publication Date: 2007

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Constitution
Scalia, Antonin
Breyer, Stephen
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: How to interpret the Constitution of the United States of America has consistently been a difficult political, moral, social, and legal debate since the foundation of the country. Current Supreme Court Justices Scalia and Breyer have each entered the debate offering ideological frameworks that I demonstrate here to be too minimalistic and narrow to prove sufficient. Furthermore, I argue that valid interpretations of the Constitution manifested in Supreme Court decisions have not been able to deal with difficult constitutional issues, such as obscenity as a limit of constitutionally protected speech, according to the values to which the Justices claim fidelity. Thus, this thesis offers a novel understanding of the Constitution, in which continual change is argued to be necessary to the ongoing revalidation and re-interpretation of the document, and which the Constitution is seen as both a document and process, and, being irreducible to either, actualizes itself via the connections each case makes to external forces, actions, and bodies in American society.
Statement of Responsibility: by David Singh
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2007
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Lewis, Eugene

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2007 S6
System ID: NCFE003850:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003850/00001

Material Information

Title: Interpreting the Constitution
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Singh, David
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2007
Publication Date: 2007

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Constitution
Scalia, Antonin
Breyer, Stephen
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: How to interpret the Constitution of the United States of America has consistently been a difficult political, moral, social, and legal debate since the foundation of the country. Current Supreme Court Justices Scalia and Breyer have each entered the debate offering ideological frameworks that I demonstrate here to be too minimalistic and narrow to prove sufficient. Furthermore, I argue that valid interpretations of the Constitution manifested in Supreme Court decisions have not been able to deal with difficult constitutional issues, such as obscenity as a limit of constitutionally protected speech, according to the values to which the Justices claim fidelity. Thus, this thesis offers a novel understanding of the Constitution, in which continual change is argued to be necessary to the ongoing revalidation and re-interpretation of the document, and which the Constitution is seen as both a document and process, and, being irreducible to either, actualizes itself via the connections each case makes to external forces, actions, and bodies in American society.
Statement of Responsibility: by David Singh
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2007
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Lewis, Eugene

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2007 S6
System ID: NCFE003850:00001

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