Congrats to Randy for his profile in today’s Boston Globe. It begins:
Libertarian legal scholar Randy Barnett, a former Boston University professor who now teaches at Georgetown, fulfilled a lifelong wish three years ago when he appeared in a low-budget sci-fi movie — a genre-blending legal drama about an adolescent parasite from outer space. Most critics ignored it.
Some of Barnett’s interpretations of the US Constitution have been similarly snubbed by his colleagues in the academic mainstream, dismissed as fantasy from the fringe.
But now, Barnett has vaulted into the vanguard of the conservative movement and earned national recognition for developing the basis of successful legal challenges of President Obama’s health care law. His theory on the limits of federal authority appears destined to be examined by the Supreme Court and may end up redefining congressional power.
“Randy has advanced his theories from something widely dismissed to something that must be taken very seriously,’’ said Eugene Volokh, a professor at UCLA School of Law who once clerked for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.
Thanks to How Appealing for the link.