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08/19/2020

Larry Alexander: Connecting the Rule of Recognition and Intentionalist Interpretation
Michael Ramsey

Larry Alexander (University of San Diego School of Law) has posted Connecting the Rule of Recognition and Intentionalist Interpretation: An Essay in Honor of Richard Kay (52 Conn. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2020)) (20 pages) on SSRN.  Here is the abstract:

This article, written in honor of Rick Kay and his distinguished career, addresses two areas of mutual interest: the foundations of legal systems and legal interpretation as a quest for lawmakers’ intended meanings. I attempt to show how these two topics are connected.

Via Larry Solum at Legal Theory Blog, who says "Highly Recommended."

This essay is part of an outstanding symposium honoring University of Connecticut law professor and prominent originalist theorist Richard Kay -- also including among others this essay by Jeffrey Goldsworthy (Monash) and this essay by Laurence Clause (University of San Diego).