I've written an article on my application of the principle of least authority to the interpretation of legal language. I argue that the United States Constitution, according to its original meaning, instructs judges to construe federal statutes, regulations, executive orders, and other official acts, as well as the Constitution itself, to confer the least authority consistent with their language.
This article is based on a longer paper on the origins of the non-delegation doctrine I wrote for law school. That paper highlights a little-known debate on the non-delegation doctrine applied to the question of whether Congress could delegate the power to define postal roads. James Madison, among others, argued that this was an unconstitutional delegation of legislative power to the executive.