Interpretation methods in the US Supreme Court: Study of Obamacare, abortion cases and alien torts statute cases

S. Demeyere*, J. Beke, Renate Dietvorst

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In this article, the interpretation methods used by the United States Supreme Court are studied. We will discuss the interpretation methods used by the Court in the Obamacare case, in abortion cases and in Alien Torts Statute cases. This analysis concludes by asserting the Court is very eclectic in the interpretation methods it uses, although consequential reasoning is most often relied upon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-160
Number of pages19
JournalTilburg Law Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Interpretation Methods
  • S.C.O.T.U.S.
  • Obamacare
  • Abortion cases
  • Interpretation methods
  • US Supreme Court
  • Alien Torts Statute

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