Saturday, April 16, 2005


Some of our readers assume that there is only one way to read the Constitution. While I do not want to get in a discussion about hermenuetics I would like to suggest a few readings for these students of the law.

Here is your brief lesson in jurisprudence:

1. Marbury v. Madison

2. H.L.A. Hart's The Concept of Law

3. Lon Fuller The Morality of Law

4. Any Critical Legal Studies article on jurisprudence

After reading these pieces please let me know if you think a text such as the Constitution has one "correct" reading. Then please tell me the correct interpretation of the following terms:

1. Liberty

2. Cruel and Unusual

3. Due Process


Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about Sullivan & Guther's "Constitutional Law?"

3:38 PM  

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