Giuliani campaigned in Iowa Wednesday.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (CNN) - Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani pledged to appoint "strict constructionist" judges to the federal bench during a campaign visit Wednesday to this city located in the southwest corner of the Hawkeye State.
He added, "We have to appoint strict constructionist judges because judges interpret the constitution. They should not be allowed to make it up... They will not get it into their heads that they're really legislators and that they can go around changing things."
A strict constructionist judge tries to determine the original meaning of the Constitution based on nothing more than the words provided in the document itself. Judges of this philosophy often attempt to decipher the founding fathers' original intent.
When asked if he would consider landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade when making appointments to the Supreme Court, Giuliani said, "Roe against wade is not a litmus test. No particular case is a litmus test."
– CNN Iowa Producer Chris Welch