UI 305:  Judicial Reasoning
Statutory Interpretation

Principles of Constitutional Interpretation

Where do we find the Principles of Constitutional Interpretation?

Scalia's Charge

What would a Civil-Law approach to the Constitution look like?

Separation of Powers

Relation between Legislators and Judges: 2 models

Intentionalism vs. Textualism

Judiciary: Subordinate or Coordinate Branch

Democracy and the Three Branches

Then, Why Not Make All Three Branches Appointive?

Is the Judiciary the "Least Dangerous Branch"?

Textualism vs. Literalism

Canons of Interpretation