Constitutional Interpretation and Technological Change

49 New England L. Rev. 201 (2015)

Posted: 15 Jul 2016

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Allen R. Kamp

John Marshall Law School University of Illinois Chicgo

Date Written: July 13, 2015

Abstract

Justice Scalia, in District of Columbia v. Heller that judges should follow the objective meaning of the text, but the interpretation should follow the technological change. My Article examines the rules that guide the Supreme Court in interpreting the Constitution in light of technological change. I will primarily examine the First and Second Amendments and the Commerce Clause. I conclude that The Court has taken no uniform approach reading the Constitution in light of technological change.

Keywords: Constitutional Law, First Amendment, Second Amendment, Commerce Clause, technological change, social change Constitutional interpretation, originalism

JEL Classification: K20, K36, N100, O14, O33, Z10

Suggested Citation

Kamp, Allen R., Constitutional Interpretation and Technological Change (July 13, 2015). 49 New England L. Rev. 201 (2015), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2809344

Allen R. Kamp (Contact Author)

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