Radical Jurisprudence in Constitutional Text-making: Jefferson's Writings and Rewritings
Against both originalist and liberal, "living" constitutional approaches that predominate in American jurisprudential debates today, Thomas Jefferson's attentions to the contingency and fragility of textual interpretation illuminate an alternative historical framework: one oriented around allowing for the possibility of putting fragments of authoritative textual inheritance to new use.
Crow, Matthew Ellsworth (2010) Radical Jurisprudence in Constitutional Text-making: Jefferson's Writings and Rewritings. In: W G Hart Legal Workshop 2010: Comparative Aspects on Constitutions: Theory and Practice, 29th June - 1st July, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London. (Unpublished)
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