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strict construction
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

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Definition
a philosophy of judicial interpretation that restricts judges in their inferences so that (in Robert Bork's words) we do not move from a "rule of law to a rule of judges"
  • But Atticus had once told us that in Judge Taylor's court any lawyer who was a strict constructionist on evidence usually wound up receiving strict instructions from the bench.
    p. 252.9
strict constructionist = a philosophy of judicial interpretation that restricts judges in their inferences
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