‘Legal Theory Lexicon: Interpretation and Construction’

“Every law student learns that the relationship of a legal text to the resolution of a particular case can be complex. What does the text mean? How does that meaning translate into legal doctrine? And how does the doctrine apply in the context of the facts of the case? One way to think more clearly about this process is to distinguish between interpretation and construction. We can roughly define these two activities as follows …” (more)

[Lawrence Solum, Legal Theory Blog, 31 May]

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