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Why don't laws and constitutions come with examples illustrating their intent and "spirit"?
All around the world judges and politicians struggle to "interpret" old and vague laws and constitutions, trying to sift out the "spirit" of the particular law or constitution to be able to apply it to modern problems. Would an addendum with examples demonstrating when the framers of the legislation belief it should be applicable not make it a much easier to read laws? Surely in the digital age it should be no problem to attach such addendums to legislation? Do you believe judges, politicians and most of all lawyers enjoy the freedom a vague, ancient law provides them with, and therefore do not wish for them to be more clear and relevant?