Transcript
  • 00:00    |    
    Opening credits
  • 00:20    |    
    Introduction
  • 02:04    |    
    Interpretivist approach
    • Original intent jurisprudence
    • Edwin Meese, III
  • 04:47    |    
    Non-interpretivist approach
  • Doctrine of Living Constitution
  • 06:09    |    
    Arguments in favor of original intent jurisprudence
    • Constitution as a social contract
    • Prevention of authority abuse
    • Judicial review
    • Flexibility to deal with new situations
  • 12:13    |    
    Arguments against original intent jurisprudence
    • Subjective theoretical construct
    • Parol evidence rule
    • Unreliable word meaning
      • Subjective determination of the reader
      • Deconstructionists
      • First Amendment to the Constitution
    • Preservation of legal constancy
      • Second Amendment to the Bill of Rights
      • Evolution of federal law enforcement
  • 25:11    |    
    Interpretivists' position towards non-interpretivists
  • 26:32    |    
    Limitations of both constitutional approaches
    • Similarities
      • Special focus on the constitutional document
      • Strict legal analysis
    • Structuralism
    • Libertarian political structure of the Constitution
  • 33:19    |    
    Alternative constitutional approach
    • Creation of competing political entities
    • Checks and balances
    • Analysis of relative power positions
      • Defense budget example
      • Preservation of relative positions
    • Difficulty to measure relative power
      • Traditional theories difficulties
      • Prevalence of legal over cardinal analysis
    • Structural ratio equilibrium
      • Original legal concept
      • Effect of accidents of technological development
      • Constitutional lottery
    • Techniques for maintaining a political structural ratio
  • 53:00    |    
    Question and answer period
    • Do you think that balancing is appropriate in the interpretation of the Constitution?
    • How can you develope an interpretation of the Constitution consistent with political history?
      • Actual techniques to develop a quantitative political ratio
      • Relational contracts
    • What is the proper role of the Suppreme Court in the interpretation of the Constitution?
  • 01:07:44    |    
    Final credits


Theory of constitutional interpretation

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Credits

Theory of constitutional interpretation
Dr. Henry Manne

Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Guatemala, November 6th 1996
Digitization made by New Media - UFM.  August 2008.

Conversion: Jorge Samayoa; digital editing: Mynor de León; index and synopsis: Christiaan Ketelaar; contents and text revision: Daphne Ortiz; publication: Mario Pivaral / Carlos Petz


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