How does technological progress affect the way judges interpret the law? This question is especially significant for those who believe the Constitution should be construed according to its original meaning. O. Carter Snead examines three different crises that technology creates for judicial interpretation—crises of application, crises of premises, and crises of meaning.
Ethics & Public Policy Center
Technology and the Constitution
Published in The New Atlantis, Spring 2004 on May 1, 2004