Strict sense of the term change
In its strict sense, strict construction requires a judge to apply the words as they are written and no farther, if the meaning of the text is clear. That is, judges should avoid drawing from a statute or constitution.
For example, Justice Hugo Black argued that the First Amendment's injunction that "Congress shall make no law," should be construed strictly: the term "no law," Black thought, admitted virtually no exceptions.
- The Judiciary: The Power of the Federal Judiciary, The Social Studies Help Center