On the basis of my post a while ago musing on the possible unconstitutionality of fast-track trade agreement procedures, I was just solicited to become the token right-leaning “constitutional expert” arguing this in court, on behalf of one of the prominent protectionist interests. As I said at the time,
I’d truly hate to see my argument carry the day in court, because it would knock the U.S. out of the trade-agreement business, possibly for a long time.
The person I spoke with was very pleasant and personable, and so I tried to be likewise when I said, in so many words, “No, I’d rather not help because I want your side to lose.”
Note to self: think of some area of law in which I could get lucrative “expert consultant” fees for a side I support.