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U.S. Constitutional Interpretation: Home

Information and links to information on principles, philosophies, and jurisprudence of the meaning of the U.S. Constitution

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Constitutional Law (for students)

John Dethman

Current News & Commentary

Being Neutral Is Oh So Hard to Do - Opinionator Blog -

Commentary on the recent Supreme Court case Christian Legal Society v. Martinez.


Looking Global: Ginsburg Speaks Out on Kagan, Comparative Law Issue - Wall Street Journal Law Blog

Commentary noting conservative citation of precedent for the use of foreign law in older Supreme Court decisions.


The Supreme Court: An Inherently Partisan Institution? - Wall Street Journal Law Blog  

...discussing the role that personal opinion and subjective judgment play in Supreme Court decisions.


Constitutional Interpretation: An Overview

The purpose of this site is to provide a starting point for those interested in reading, contemplating, and/or researching the various forms of interpretation of the U.S. Constitution.  The scope of the guide is represented in the pages (tabs).  Of course much of the material will be by and about the judiciary, especially the U.S. Supreme Court, since they have such a prominant role in interpreting the Constitution.  It is anticipated, however, that much more by way of analysis and discussion, will be included, so long as it is relevant to the topic.  It will include both historic and contemporary material.  Suggestions are welcomed, even if they are not always followed.  SL

In General....


Ths SCOTUS Blog is a good way to get your feet wet or to read entertaining material on the current goings-on with the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS).  It genreally does not get too "heavy", but does provoke thought.


Why Was Brown V. Board of Education a Hard Case?

Michael J. Klarman, Kirkland and Ellis Professor, Harvard Law School

Marquette Lawyer, Summer, 2010

An insightful article on some of the thinking behind

a landmark U.S. Supreme Court Decision


FINDLAW Supreme Court Blog

Summaries and Analysis of current term decisions

Senior Research Librarian

Cindy Shearrer
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