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  • n. Plural form of textualist.

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Examples

  • The majority opinion of Justice Clarence Thomas was joined by all of the Justices who could plausibly be called textualists, including Chief Justice Roberts.

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  • Scalia, Thomas and Rehnquist - and Roberts and Alito in their Circuit Court decisions - use words and terms like "textualists", "judicial restraint" and "stare decisis" when it suits them; when it does not, they assert the Court and the President's rights over the rights of the Congress.

    Martin Garbus: Senate Should Delay Alito Vote: 45 Pages of Unreleased Documents Tell Us Who Alito Is

  • Robert: What continues to amaze me is how you "textualists" so blithely invent, whole cloth, connotations which simply aren't present in the text of your ideological opponents.

    Balkinization

  • What continues to amaze me is how you "textualists" so blithely invent, whole cloth, connotations which simply aren't present in the text of your ideological opponents.

    Balkinization

  • Sometimes originalists are called "textualists" because they assign great importance to the words actually in the Constitution.

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  • In particular, self-described "textualists" contend that laws -- including the Constitution -- typically reflect compromises among interest groups seeking to advance multiple, sometimes conflicting purposes, including the purpose of not pursuing the law's chief purpose (if one can be identified) at all costs.

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  • I am still waiting for our prominent Wrong-wing textualists and originalists on the Supreme Court, Injustices Scalia, Thomas, Alito, Roberts, and Kennedy to renounce this "precedent."

    Alan Singer: Impeach the Whole Bunch of Them

  • So the Reagan-Bush majority on the Supreme Court, being originalists and textualists, might well uphold stocks.

    Paul Begala: Bring Back the Stocks

  • According to originalists and textualists, the constitution protects us from judges and other officials by restricting them to politically uncontroversial, neutral decisions about historical intentions and semantic meanings.

    Constitutionalism

  • Reacting against the mode of representation in modern theory, French thought, especially some deconstructionists (Rorty's "strong textualists"), moved into the play of textuality, of discourse, which allegedly referred only to other texts or discourses in which "the real" or an "outside" were banished to the realm of nostalgia.

    Jean Baudrillard

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