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Prof. Randy Barnett

Georgetown University Law Center
Randy E. Barnett is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches constitutional law and contracts, and is Director of the Georgetown Center for the Constitution. After graduating from Northwestern University and Harvard Law School, he tried many felony cases as a prosecutor in the Cook County States’ Attorney’s Office in Chicago. A recipient of a Bradley Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship in Constitutional Studies, Professor Barnett has been a visiting professor at Penn, Northwestern and Harvard Law School. Professor Barnett’s most recent books are 
Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty (2nd Structure of Liberty: Justice and the Rule of Law (2nd Against Obamacare: The Volokh Conspiracy and the Health Care Case (2013), Constitutional Law: Cases in Context (2nd Doctrine (5th (2010). In 2004, he argued the medical marijuana case of Gonzalez v. Raich before the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2012, he was one of the lawyers representing the National Federation of Independent Business in its constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act. In 2013, he appeared on PBS’s Constitution USA with Peter Sagal and he portrayed a prosecutor in the 2010 science-fiction feature film, InAlienable. He is currently working on a new book entitled, Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Sovereignty of the People.