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Supreme Court’s ‘originalism’ pulls historians into spotlight

Posted on AllSides June 19th, 2024
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The Assembly Room inside Independence Hall in Philadelphia, where the Constitutional Convention was held in the summer of 1787. ( image) Editor’s note: This article, distributed by The Associated Press, was originally published on . The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. History matters at the U.S. Supreme Court, where most justices either embrace or occasionally rely on a form of interpretation called “originalism,” which holds that the original meaning of the Constitution should be sought, and relied on, to decide...

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