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Strani pravni život
2019, iss. 4, pp. 93-102
article language: English
document type: Review Paper
published on: 06/03/2020
doi: 10.5937/spz63-23850
Creative Commons License 4.0
Yet another look at the U.S. constitutionalism and the phenomenon of 'We the People'
University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law

Abstract

American constitutional scholars are unremittingly exploring their country's Constitution , as they are still deeply at odds on how the judges should seek out to discern the meaning of the solemn document. This article thus aspires to cast yet another look at the U.S. con-stitutionalism and constitutional theory of interpretation, so as to reexamine the institution of judicial law-making in our divisive political times, albeit not from the standpoint of 'hot' topics-one being the imminent impeachment procedure-but rather from the standpoint of the constitutional framework, its origin and legitimacy, most notably the Constitution' Preamble and its intrinsic 'We the People' phenomenon (People's Constitution for the People). Over the past years, these topics have enjoyed a major resurrection, primarily due to their association to a larger issue, namely fidelity to the law of the Constitution.

Keywords

American constitutionalism; constitutional historicism; constitutional interpretation; judicial law-making; 'We the People'

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