Thursday, March 02, 2023

Interview with Kelly Shackelford – CEO of the First Liberty Institute – to discuss the Presidents recent decision to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacancy on the supreme court and the media’s reaction.

 What does it mean to be a Constitution Originalist?

Definition of originalism

US law
a legal philosophy that the words in documents and especially the U.S. Constitution should be interpreted as they were understood at the time they were written.Some judges believe the best way to interpret the Constitution … lies in an approach called originalism. The judges who follow this approach look to history to discover what those who wrote the Constitution most likely thought about the content and scope of a constitutional phrase, and they interpret the phrase accordingly.— Stephen Breyer