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About Kevin Tobia

Assistant Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center. See more: https://www.law.georgetown.edu/faculty/kevin-tobia/

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Dueling Dictionaries and Clashing Corpora

Posted by on July 6, 2021

Textualism is more popular than ever. Not “popular” in the sense of being liked or approved; modern commentators lambast textualism as flawed and even “bogus.” Textualism is “popular” in the sense of focusing on the public. Judges increasingly commit to interpret statutory and constitutional language empirically, in line with its “ordinary” and “public” meaning. To […]