Issue: Constitutional Interpretation

As the first Chief Justice John Marshall wrote in McCulloch v. Maryland, a constitution’s nature “requires that only its great outlines should be marked, its important objects designated, and the minor ingredients which compose those objects be deduced from the nature of the objects themselves.” ACS promotes methods of interpreting the Constitution that give full meaning to its values and all of the guarantees it contains, so that it continues to serve the American people for generations to come.

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