Modem theories of constitutional interpretation typically make the truth of propositions about constitutional meaning depend, at least to some degree, on the extent to which those propositions (1) lead to politically legitimate results' and/or (2) cohere with modem constitutional practice.2 That is, such theories generally maintain that correct interpretations of the Constitution must provide normative grounds to apply those interpretations in real cases, must be consistent with at least a substantial amount of real-world constitutional decisionmaking, or both.
Gary S. Lawson,
On Reading Recipes -- And Constitutions
Georgetown Law Journal
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