In this piece, I take up two topics that have been preeminent in the scholarship of Richard Kay: the fundamental norm that is the foundation of legal systems, and the proper object of the interpretation of constitutional and statutory texts, namely, the texts’ authors’ intended meaning. My aim is to show how these two topics are related.
Alexander, Larry, "Connecting the Rule of Recognition and Intentionalist Interpretation: An Essay in Honor of Richard Kay" (2021). Connecticut Law Review. 494.