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Título : A new natural law reading of the constitution
Autor : Legarre, Santiago 
Fecha de publicación : 2018
Editorial : Louisiana State University. Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Cita : Legarre, S. (2018). A new natural law reading of the constitution [en línea]. Louisiana Law Review, 78(3). Disponible en:
Resumen : Abstract: This Article argues that the United States Constitution—or any constitution, for that matter—should be interpreted “morally,” and that the morality used in this interpretative venture ought to be natural law morality. To begin, this article explains what natural law is not. Next, an overview of what natural law means for the purposes of this Article is provided as well as a clarification of how natural law connects to positive law. Next, the Article argues that natural law can factor into constitutional interpretation in subtle but significant ways. More specifically, this Article suggests that natural law has two different levels of presence in constitutional law. The interpretation of constitutional norms, this Article argues, is more moral with regard to one of the two modes of connection and more technical with regard to the other mode. Finally, this Article offers some conclusions about the role of natural law interpretation.
ISSN : 0024-6859
Disciplina: DERECHO
Derechos: Acceso Abierto
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