Definition of constructionist
: one who construes a legal document (such as the U.S. Constitution) in a specific way a strict constructionist
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A strict constructionist, as a general matter, holds that the Constitution’s reach is limited to the document’s literal text as it was written in 1789 or added to in subsequent amendments.
A strict constructionist might say that is the end of the story: Absolute priority applies only when there is a settlement plan in place.
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