Originalism and the Positive Turn

Legal scholars are facing a new trend: the growing belief that originalism and legal positivism not only overlap but complement each other. The issue has become urgent: several EU courts have recently endorsed an originalist approach in leading cases, by ascribing a key-role to historical argument; the appointments of Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court have already begun to prompt a return to discussions over this issue.
Originalism includes a constellation of theories whose core tenet holds that the main task of judges called upon to interpret a constitution is to give effect either to the intentions of the framers and ratifiers, or to the public meaning. An increasing number of scholars endorse a strong connection between originalism and legal positivism. Is the connection of originalism with legal positivism conceptually possible? What sort of benefits would it yield? These are the questions I intend to answer with this paper.