A jogértelmezés és az alkotmányértelmezés egyes módszerei

Cservák, Csaba: A jogértelmezés és az alkotmányértelmezés egyes módszerei. In: Acta Universitatis Szegediensis : forum : acta juridica et politica, (6) 2. pp. 55-74. (2016)

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Abstract

In Methodologies of Legislative and Constitutional Interpretation, the author's primary objective is to assemble the various established methods of judiciary interpretation in both a Hungarian and an international context, highlighting and elaborating on their differences. Making a point in distinguishing interpretation from application, the author emphasises the role of the former as an intricate thought process whose many paths can lead to widely different results. The more methods pointing at a particular interpretation, the greater its authenticity and professional weight. Following the four most mainstream means of legal interpretation in modern-day Europe – grammatical, logical, systematic and historical –, the reader is introduced to the twelvepoint system of Hungarian Constitutional Court judge Béla Pokol and the ideas of the late US Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, espoused in his book Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts. Pokol makes a case for several additional and legitimate forms of interpretation, such as the reliance on judicial precedents, legal maxims and analogies, as well as considerations of public ethics and morality. At the same time, Scalia's „normative canons” are scrutinised, with especial regard given to the concept of originalism. Lastly, the author delves into the legitimacy of using the veritable historical labyrinth of uncodified constitutions and legal tradition as an interpretational tool in service of a country’s established fundamental law, along with the concept of the so-called „invisible constitution”; the compulsion of constitutional judges to look beyond the written text and regular interpretations, considering also the general ethics and principles of consitutionality.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Acta Universitatis Szegediensis : forum : acta juridica et politica
Date: 2016
Volume: 6
Number: 2
ISSN: 2063-2525
Page Range: pp. 55-74
Uncontrolled Keywords: Jogalkalmazás, Jogtudomány
Additional Information: Bibliogr. a lábjegyzetekben ; Összefoglalás angol nyelven ; Methodologies of legislative and constitutional interpretation
Date Deposited: 2018. Jul. 02. 09:55
Last Modified: 2018. Jul. 27. 12:06
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/54052

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