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One could well believe, for example, that some species of originalism is the correct way to ascertain the meaning of the United States Constitution but believe, on normative grounds, that courts should instead decide cases in accordance with the political platform of the liberal wing of the Democrat Party because one thinks that it will yield morally better results.
Within constitutional limits, Congress is supreme in matters of policy, and the consequence of that supremacy is that our duty when interpreting a statute is to ascertain the meaning of the words of the statute duly enacted through the formal legislative process.
If a performance is a fleeting event that can never be fully recovered, how can one ascertain the meaning of race in past performances?
It will be argued that a solution to this problem of constitutional interpretation involves abandoning attempts to ascertain the meaning of the document as the sole means of using the Constitution.
In Plato's Euthyphro, Socrates tries to ascertain the meaning of holiness and asks a religious expert, "Is something holy because the gods approve of it, or do the gods approve of it because it is holy?
Her goals were to ascertain the meaning of depression for Flathead individuals and the community as a whole, and to explore the relationship between "domination, demoralization and disordered emotional experience" (p.