The Supreme Court in the Mustafa Impex case (2016) apparently did not appreciate the underlying constitutional principles of the parliamentary form of government, a basic feature of the Constitution, and applied principles of literal construction
, alien to constitutional interpretation and further eroded functioning of the Executive.
(51) Giving [section] 544(a) its most logical and most sensible and literal construction
by applying its language as written, therefore, serves the goal of maintaining uniformity of rights inside and outside of bankruptcy.
In a lead ruling unanimously agreed by the four other judges, Lord Reed said: "The error of the Court of Appeal in these cases lies, in my opinion, in adopting a literal construction
of Chapter 2 (of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003), and applying it to a correspondingly formal analysis of the facts."
These southern Chinese women--who did indeed play a role in the literal construction
of Singapore as labourers on building sites in both colonial and post-colonial times--have since been, in a sense, re-invented as pioneers, exemplary workers and figures representing what might be called the "human story" of migration --the uprooting, travelling, adaptation to the initially unfamiliar and difficult life in Singapore, and the settling into a routine of hard labour, often extending into quite old age.
To see the story's many power poles in this light is to see the boys' neighbourhood as Ngapo's literal construction
of a marae.
In her private lair, the unnamed woman is engaged in the literal construction
of a twin or shadow of herself, a libidinal surrogate integrated into a fractured personal mythology.
New architectural endeavors, whether residential, commercial, retail or industrial, entail the literal construction
of a concept--a brand that integrates with the structure itself, blurring the line between the architecture and the brand which it represents.
It is the gap that compels the reader to create something from a text that is more than a literal construction
of the meaning of words.
Today Lisbon is building new bridges to the future, from the literal construction
of the Vasco da Gama Bridge across the River Tejo to the extensive modernisation that started with Expo '98.
As Barzan observes, Numenius seems to divorce the Platonic Demiurge and the God of Aristotle, while Plotinus upholds the unity of Nous; but should we rest content with the assumption that Numenius' metaphysics (unlike Plato's) can be deduced from the most literal construction
of his myths?
Visually and often in terms of its literal construction
, it stands at the threshold of transformation, if not disintegration.
Mike Childress' Navigation Paintings deal with a sort of double sight - as "both diagram and landscape" they are abstract and literal constructions
of space and movement.