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Unformatted text preview: powers Both sides arguments Virginia lawyers argued that the states created the Constitution. So that they could infer the original intent. The intent can only be inferred from the list of enumerated powers. Textual Argument If the Necessary and Proper Clause was intended to limit Congress, it would have been placed in the section on limits not in the enumerated powers Terms: Loose Constructionists Argued for a loose definition of necessary as it is used in the Necessary and Proper Clause Strict Constructionists Argued for a strict definition of necessary as it is used in the Necessary and Proper Clause Textual Argument: an argument based on the structure and organization of a particular text....
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