Interpretivism Law and Legal Definition
Interpretivism refers to a doctrine of constitutional interpretation holding that judges must follow norms or values that expressly states or implies the language of the Constitution. Interpretivism indicates that judges deciding constitutional issues should confine themselves to enforce norms that are stated or clearly implicit in the written constitution. However, interpretivism should be distinguished from noninterpretivism. Under noninterpretivism, the courts go beyond those set of references and enforce norms that cannot be discovered within the four corners of the instrument.