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01/10/2020

Harvard Law School Seminar on Originalism
Michael Ramsey

At Volokh Conspiracy, Keith Whittington reports that he is teaching a course on originalism at Harvard Law School this semester.  The syllabus is here.  From the introduction:

This course will explore the scholarly debate surrounding originalism as a theory of constitutional interpretation. There will be some consideration of prominent criticisms of originalism, but the class will mostly focus on the internal developments and debates within the originalism literature. Topics will include the normative justifications for originalism, the role of precedent within originalism, the interpretation/construction distinction, and the relationship between originalism and judicial deference.