As I pointed out in my piece, even Justice Scalia, a preeminent "textualist
," found himself going persistently beyond the text in explaining his reading of the text.
From a strictly textualist
interpretive modality, the assertion that there is no evidence for a militia-based reading of the Amendment is easily rebutted by reference to the Second Amendment's text, especially its preamble.
Thus situated, Schneemann's 1975 second-wave milestone Interior Scroll may finally emerge as decidedly textualist
in its feminism, its celluloid-like coiled script slowly unspooling from the artist's vagina to suggest the body's imbrication in technologies of representation.
a more textualist
approach to judicial statutory interpretation).
reasoning displays remarkable similarities to the
The Zahiri Madhhab (3rd/9th-10th/16th Century): A Textualist
Theory of Islamic Law
He points out that the Arden 3 Hamlet, rooted in the New Textualist
mode, refuses to decide what Hamlet is--what makes the three early texts versions of the same play.
He talks about the "textualist
sinkhole," and that textualism as a tool is tidy yet "their clarity is won through limitation." In this way, his arguments begin as critique and end in animosity.
STATUTORY INTERPRETATION IN THE UNITED STATES: NEW TEXTUALIST
AND PURPOSIVE APPROACHES
Friendly (1903-1986) of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit was generally a pragmatist and purposivist In construing the Internal Revenue Code (Code), however, he described himself as a textualist
because of the complexity and interrelation of the Code sections as well as the interest and ability of Congress to change unwanted interpretations.
The majority opinion, written by Justice Antonin Scalia, also highlighted the wide acceptance of an originalist and textualist
reading of the Constitution, using the intentions of the framers and the document's exact words as guides.
The title of its Introduction reveals its basic contribution to both Latina/o and Postcolonial Studies: "Putting the World Back into Postcolonial and Latino Borderland Fiction." Aldama's main contention is that too often poststructuralist and postcolonial critics have indulged in what he calls "textualist
idealism" (72) or what I, in defense of idealism, might prefer to call textualist
nominalism whereby the assumption is made that through the word games of fiction, novels in particular but not exclusively, the world is changed.