The constitution is many things to many people undoubtedly it is the frame work for the government of the united states of america defining the three branches and clearing delineating the powers of the branches it also undoubtedly grants certain power to the federal government and grants others to the states and it undoubtedly guarantees the basic rights of the people. In retrospect it is evident that constitutional interpretation and application were made necessary by the very nature of the constitution the founding fathers had wisely worded that document in rather general terms leaving it open to future elaboration to meet changing conditions. Students learn that you cant take constitutional language at face value those phrases we read in the bill of rights such as cruel and unusual punishment or being a witness against yourself have specialized meaning based on years of interpretation by the supreme court students analyze real life cases interpreting the 8th and 5th amendments to see whether they interpret the bill of . Robert bork robert bork making the case for originalism if the constitution is law then presumably its meaning like that of all other law is the meaning the lawmakers were understood to have intended
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