Ronald Dworkin's Interpretation Of Law Analysis

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Ronald Dworkin’s belief on interpreters engaging in constructive interpretation plays a central role in his jurisprudential reasoning. Such an interpretive approach offers a methodology for interpreting the social practice of law, texts and works of art, by “imposing purpose on an object of practice in order to make it the best possible example of the form or genre to which it is taken to belong” . With the aim of proffering a general theory of legal interpretation to guide judges lead to the “one right answer” to the legal question before them, Dworkin refers to the ‘ideal’ judge, Hercules, to demand attention to two criteria such an interpretation must satisfy. Firstly, the “one right answer” must be an adequate “fit” to the relevant past legal rules, and possesses “appeal” in which the law will be presented “in its best light” and “as the best of its kind”. For these reasons, Dworkin theorizes that the conceptual impossibility for judge-made laws, as there will only be a single right answer to any legal problem. In situations where they are confronted with hard cases with no judicial precedent or relevant…show more content…
Here Dworkin takes the view that most judges are likely not highly idiosyncratic as they “will be like other people in their community” . Yet for the majority of citizens, they desire to take a deeper understanding into law to only avoid or get away with legal sanctions. A consensus of views, even a rough one, on what the law requires or how judges should interpret the rules is critical to the process for them attempting to predict the legal consequences of their deeds. This also assists in the law succeeding in coordinating the society’s behaviors, yet such a like-mindedness in interpretation is not easy to come by unless one knows what makes the texts of the legal rules better or
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