1.1US Law The judicial interpretation of the constitution that aims to follow closely the original intentions of those who drafted it.
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- Indeed, even people inclined to agree with him find his diatribe against originalism wanting.
- Liberals wouldn't even claim to support supply side economics, originalism, or small government.
- Whether Gore, cynically, committed himself to originalism to make some political hay is quite besides the point.
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