"There is always a philosophy for lack of courage."—Albert Camus
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Originalism isn't an ideology, it's a methodology
Here's a good observation over at the Volokh Conspiracy law blog that originalism in legal theory is a method and not an ideology: There's no originalist consensus, but that's okay. Originalism isn't about pat answers, it is an approach to thinking through issues of constitutional and legal meaning when direct guidance from the text of the law is lacking.