Amy Coney Barrett, Reading Literally v. Construing Liberally, and Bush v. Gore Redux?

I have a new essay that just went up at City Journal: “Bush v. Gore Redux? The Coming Supreme Court Conflict Over Election Law.” 

Long-time readers with good memories may recall that I’ve written many times here about the liberal-conservative split over reading literally v. construing liberally. One or two thoughts from those posts found their way into my current essay.

For anyone wanting to pursue those thoughts, and more:

Construing Liberal Construing, Or: Construe You

“Construed” Once Again…

Florideja Vu All Over Again

Construing the Construers

Liberals vs. Conservatives: It’s A Matter Of Interpretation

Interpretation: Reading Literally vs Construing Liberally Strict Construction vs. Loose Construing


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