Question and answer
The view that judicial decisions should rest on the intent of the framers of the Constitution is known as
The view that judicial decisions should rest on the intent of the framers of the Constitution is known as .The Framers of the American Constitution were visionaries. They designed our Constitution to endure. [ They sought not only to address the specific challenges facing the nation during their lifetimes, but to establish the foundational principles that would sustain and guide the new nation
into an uncertain future. The text of the Constitution reflects this vision. It defines our most fundamental freedoms in general terms: “freedom of speech,” “due process of law,” “free exercise” of religion, “equal protection of the laws,” “cruel and unusual punishment.” The Constitution sets forth governmental powers in similarly general terms: Congress may regulate “commerce… among the several states,” the president will “take care that the laws be faithfully executed,” the courts are authorized to decide “cases” and “controversies.” These phrases are not self-defining. The Framers understood that they were entrusting to future generations the responsibility to draw upon their intelligence, judgment, and experience to give concrete meaning to these broad principles over time. As Chief Justice John Marshall observed almost two centuries ago, “we must never forget it is a Constitution we are expounding…intended to endure for ages to come, and consequently to be adapted to the various crises of human affairs.” ]
Expert answered|cadbury19020|Points 123|
Question
Asked 10/17/2013 6:29:13 PM
0 Answers/Comments
Get an answer
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
Questions asked by the same visitor
Judicial objectivism.
Weegy: My proposed principle of "judicial objectivism" is that judges should try to avoid basing decisions on their own biased personal opinions and should try to use reasoning that is so airtight that no reasonable person could find fault with it. [ I call it "judicial objectivism" to distinguish it from the general philosophy of "objectivism" and the "objectivism" of Ayn Rand in particular, though my "judicial objectivism" is related to those other philosophies' idea that there are truths or realities that are independent of individual perceptions. IMO the principle of "judicial independence" is actually harmful when it encourages - as it did in the case of Judge "Jackass" Jones - judges to base their decisions on their own biased personal opinions. Judges should have the humility to recognize that their personal opinions, even if valid, might be in disagreement with one or more other valid opinions. This proposed principle of "judicial objectivism" - like my proposed principles of "non-justiciability" and the "compelling reason" test for non-literal interpretations of the Constitution - is aimed at eliminating or reducing the courts' arbitrariness, capriciousness, "activism," and "legislating from the bench." ] (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 10/17/2013 6:27:51 PM
0 Answers/Comments
18,454,873 questions answered
Popular Conversations
Give the values of a, b, and c from the general form of the equation ...
Weegy: hen the following quadratic equation is written in general form, what is the value of "c"? The formula of ...
11/26/2014 8:05:05 AM| 3 Answers
An object is dropped off a building that is 144 feet tall. After how ...
Weegy: 16t^2 = 144 Simplify, divide both sides by 16 t^2 = 9 t = 3 seconds User: The square of a number exceeds that ...
11/26/2014 8:02:05 AM| 2 Answers
A girl is now one-fourth as old as her father, and in seven years, ...
Weegy: father's age = 20; daughter's age = 5 father's age = 52; daughter's age = 13 father's age = 76; daughter's age = ...
11/26/2014 8:26:45 AM| 2 Answers
. Simplify this expression: 4p + 9 + (–7p) + 2 = ? A. –3p + ...
Weegy: C. s=40 User: Solve this equation: 80 = 3y + 2y + 4 + 1. A. y = 75 B. y = 15 C. y = 1/5 D. y = –15 ...
11/26/2014 8:28:06 AM| 2 Answers
White blood cells contain hemoglobin. (Points : 2) True ...
Weegy: hemoglobin stands for: a hemoprotein composed of globin and heme that gives red blood cells their characteristic ...
11/26/2014 12:44:06 PM| 2 Answers
double marginality
Weegy: According to Nicholas Alex, double marginality is the social burden that African American police officers carry ...
11/26/2014 2:10:01 PM| 2 Answers
If the protagonist tells the story himself, it is told in the ...
Weegy: The story is told in first person if it is told from the protagonist's point of view :)
11/26/2014 2:15:57 PM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
L
1
L
P
C
1
P
C
1
L
P
C
1
Points 2814 [Total 14524]| Ratings 10| Comments 2714| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
Points 1466 [Total 3752]| Ratings 0| Comments 1466| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 798 [Total 830]| Ratings 1| Comments 788| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
Points 777 [Total 1298]| Ratings 6| Comments 717| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
1
L
P
P
L
P
Points 772 [Total 14146]| Ratings 0| Comments 772| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
L
Points 273 [Total 6667]| Ratings 0| Comments 273| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
Points 162 [Total 1458]| Ratings 3| Comments 132| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 86 [Total 86]| Ratings 1| Comments 76| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 50 [Total 50]| Ratings 0| Comments 0| Invitations 5|Offline
S
Points 46 [Total 46]| Ratings 3| Comments 6| Invitations 1|Offline
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | Social | ©2014 Purple Inc.