Friday, July 29, 2016

Oh, I thought he was a lawyer

The blogs I follow often cite Randy Barnett, and so when I saw "Our Republican Constitution" on display at my library I thought, 'Why not?'

I'm a book skipper. I always read the end first, then do a Posner read of the thing.

And what do I see as the big pitch? He wants to "amend the text of the Constitution in ways that cannot be evaded."

Uh-huh. What should we call that, the Wile E. Coyote approach to legal interpretation? The Scooby Doo Meddling Kids approach? It's odd, since he starts the book out with a chapter on how Roberts evaded the existing text to uphold Obamacare.

Anyway, I'm glad I followed my method. It'll probably save me a lot of time.


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