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{{discrimlaw}}'''Textualism''' is the idea that the meaning of the Constitution can be inferred from the plain meaning of the words themselves.  Where the words are lacking to support a constitutional argument, so is the constitutional basis.  [[Antonin Scalia]] is a prominent textualist.
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{{discrimlaw}}'''Textualism''' is the idea that the meaning of the Constitution can be inferred from the plain meaning of the words themselves.  Where the words are lacking to support a constitutional argument, so is the constitutional basis.  [[Antonin Scalia]] is a prominent textualist, and is known for advocating a reading of constitutional text through the lens that provided the framework for the mindset of the framers.

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U.S. Discrimination Law
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Standards of Review

Rational basis review
Intermediate scrutiny
Strict scrutiny

Other Legal Theories

Substantive due process
State action doctrine

Defining Moments in Law

The 14th Amendment
Plessy v. Ferguson
Brown v. Board of Education
Loving v. Virginia
U.S. v. Virginia
Romer v. Evans
Lawrence v. Texas

Modalities of Constitutional Law

Textual
Responsive

Textualism is the idea that the meaning of the Constitution can be inferred from the plain meaning of the words themselves. Where the words are lacking to support a constitutional argument, so is the constitutional basis. Antonin Scalia is a prominent textualist, and is known for advocating a reading of constitutional text through the lens that provided the framework for the mindset of the framers.