The Constitutional Communication Model of Originalism

  title={The Constitutional Communication Model of Originalism},
  author={Lee J. Strang},
  journal={Originalism's Promise},
  • L. Strang
  • Published 1 August 2019
  • Philosophy
  • Originalism's Promise
In Chapter 1, I described originalism’s current status, and I noted the many areas of current debate among originalists. My description was ecumenical because it did not “take sides” in the debates. 


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