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A Description of Originalism

  title={A Description of Originalism},
  author={Lee J. Strang},
The history of American constitutional interpretation has largely been an originalist one. At the Founding, the Framers and Ratifiers employed originalism when debating, drafting, and authorizing the Constitution. They did so against a background of originalist conventions of legal interpretation. Throughout the nineteenth century and – though subject to greater criticism and exceptions – up to the New Deal, originalism continued to be the dominant method of constitutional interpretation. 


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