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Title: The gate-keepers – legal isolationism and constitutional interpretation under president Obama. "Las puertas del campo – aislacionismo jurídico e interpretación constitucional en la presidencia Obama"
Authors: De La Rasilla Del Moral, I
Keywords: Same-sex marriage;Constitutional intepretation;Foreign legal sources;US Supreme Court;Comparative constitutional law;Obama
Issue Date: 2014
Citation: Revista Internacional de Pensamiento Político, (9): pp. 79 - 104, (2014)
Abstract: United States v. Windsor, Executor of the Estate of Spyer, et al. (26th June 2013) declares the inconstitutionality of Section III of MOMA which is a federal law that used to limit the meaning of the term “marriage” to the “legal union between a man and a woman” in the United States of America. the absence of any reference to comparative legal practice or international law in the legal reasoning of the U.S. Supreme Court in a case which is bound to have a symbolic role in the future of comparative constitutional law in the area of same-sex marriages is striking. This article examines how the interpretation of the Constitution of the United States is currently torn between two extremes: a sovereignist-type of legal aislationism and the embracement of the global law of the 21st Century.
ISSN: 1885-589X
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