Open to Interpretation

Friday, July 22, 2005


The media have wasted no time in getting to work on the past record of John Roberts Jr. But with only two years' experience as a judge, the Supreme Court nominee has left relatively few clues as to his judicial philosophy. Is he a traditionalist? A strict constructionist? A judicial activist? What do these labels mean anyway, and do they really tell us what we need to know? Bob talks legal language with literary theorist and legal scholar Stanley Fish.

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