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School of Law
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Fayetteville, AR 72701


Phone: (479) 575-5610

School of Law
1045 W. Maple St.
Robert A. Leflar Law Center
Waterman Hall
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Phone: (479) 575-5601

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History and Constitutional Interpretation: Some Lessons from the Vice Presidency

Joel K. Goldstein

This article discusses the use of history in constitutional interpretation by focusing on the Constitution’s provisions relating to the vice presidency. Professor Goldstein argues that the vice presidency is successful today because it has evolved in response to practice, consequential considerations, and structure, while pushing away from the framers’ original design.

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