Randy Barnett, "Popular Sovereignty and Judicial Review"

Randy E. Barnett is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he directs the Georgetown Center for the Constitution and teaches constitutional law and contracts. After graduating from Northwestern University and Harvard Law School, he tried many felony cases as a prosecutor in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office in Chicago. In 2004, he argued the medical marijuana case of Gonzalez v. Raich before the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2011-12, he represented the National Federation of Independent Business in its constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act. Professor Barnett has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, the University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern, and the Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala. He delivered the Kobe 2000 lectures in jurisprudence at the University of Tokyo and Doshisha University in Kyoto. In 2008, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Constitutional Studies. His publications include more than one hundred articles and reviews, as well as nine books.

This talk was recorded February 6, 2014, and sponsored by the Federalist Society. Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Law William Baude provided commentary.

Participating faculty: 
William Baude
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