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Radical Jurisprudence in Constitutional Text-making: Jefferson's Writings and Rewritings

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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 (Unpublished)


Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Paper presented by Matthew E. Crow, UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles).
Subjects: Law
Keywords: Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826, Constitutionalism, Jurisprudence, United States
Divisions: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Collections: W G Hart Legal Workshop papers
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URI: http://sas-space.sas.ac.uk/id/eprint/3435
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