Today we’re going to be considering the following question:
Should the Constitution be “Living” or “Dead”?
In class we discussed how a “Living” Constitution differ’s from a “Dead” one. Essentially, a living Constitution can be interpreted by the Supreme Court to match changing times. (i.e. the Founding Fathers couldn’t have known what life would be like 200 years later and the Constitution must adapt to a very different society). A “dead” Constitution, on the other hand, is interpreted exactly as the Founding Fathers intended it. (i.e. must be read with original meaning.)
Let me know if you have questions!