Randy E. Barnett

Georgetown University Law Center

Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory

600 New Jersey Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20001

United States

http://www.randybarnett.com

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Scholarly Papers (58)

1.

Commandeering the People: Why the Individual Health Insurance Mandate is Unconstitutional

NYU Journal of Law & Liberty, Vol. 5, 2010, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 10-58
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 22 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 16 Feb 2011
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 3,830 (1,596)
Citation 1

Abstract:

constitutional law, constitutional interpretation, originalism, health insurance, health care reform

2.

The Ninth Amendment: It Means What It Says

Texas Law Review, Vol. 85, No. 1, 2006, Boston Univ. School of Law Working Paper No. 05-14
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 25 Aug 2005
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 3,495 (1,833)
Citation 5

Abstract:

Ninth Amendment, Constitution, Constitutional Law, originalism, originalist models of the Ninth Amendment, individual natural rights model, federalism model, state law rights model, collective rights model

3.

Was the Right to Keep and Bear Arms Conditioned on Service in an Organized Militia?

Boston Univ. School of Law Working Paper No. 03-12, Texas Law Review, Vol. 83, 2004
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 23 Jul 2003 Last Revised: 28 Dec 2007
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 3,210 (2,278)
Citation 1

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4.

Scalia's Infidelity: A Critique of Faint-Hearted Originalism

University of Cincinnati Law Review, Vol. 75, No. 7, 2006, Boston University School of Law Working Paper No. 06-01, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 880112
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 01 Feb 2006
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 2,996 (2,432)
Citation 12

Abstract:

Justice Antonin Scalia, Constitutional Law, Originalism, original public meaning of constitutional text

5.

The Moral Foundations of Modern Libertarianism

VARIETIES OF CONSERVATISM IN AMERICA, Peter Berkowitz, ed., Hoover Press, 2004
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 10 Aug 2004
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 2,232 (4,188)

Abstract:

libertarianism, jurisprudence, political theory, moral theory

6.

Whence Comes Section One? The Abolitionist Origins of the Fourteenth Amendment

Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 10-06, The Journal of Legal Analysis, Vol. 3, 2011
Number of pages: 101 Posted: 20 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 28 Oct 2015
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 1,598 (7,470)

Abstract:

Fourteenth Amendment, originalism, abolitionism, abolitionist constitutionalism, slavery, constitution, privileges or immunities, due process, equal protection, citizenship, tenBroek,Weicek, William Nelson, Robert Cover

7.

Justice Kennedy's Libertarian Revolution: Lawrence v. Texas

Boston Univ. School of Law Working Paper No. 03-13
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 17 Jul 2003
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 1,581 (7,904)
Citation 2

Abstract:

constitution, liberty, privacy, fundamental rights, sodomy, unenumerated rights

8.

The Original Meaning of the Judicial Power

Boston Univ. School of Law Working Paper No. 03-18
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 21 Aug 2003
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 1,486 (8,247)
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9.

The Imperative of Natural Rights in Today's World

Boston Univ. School of Law Working Paper No. 03-20
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 22 Aug 2003
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 1,279 (10,942)

Abstract:

constitution, constitutional law, natural law, natural rights, justice

10.

The Original Meaning of the Necessary and Proper Clause

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Vol. 6, October 2003
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 29 May 2003
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 1,122 (13,519)
Citation 10

Abstract:

constitution, congressional power, original meaning, originalism, constitutional interpretation, constitutional history

11.

The Proper Scope of the Police Power

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 79
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 21 Aug 2003
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 999 (15,647)
Citation 3

Abstract:

constitution, constitutional law, police power, state power, Fourteenth Amendment, Privileges or Immunities Clause, Ninth Amendment

12.

Afterword: The Libertarian Middle Way

Chapman Law Review, Vol. 16, pp. 349-365, 2013, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 13-011
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 23 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2014
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 982 (16,444)

Abstract:

libertarianism, legal moralists, social justice, liberty

13.

From Antislavery Lawyer to Chief Justice: The Remarkable But Forgotten Career of Salmon P. Chase

63 Case Western Reserve Law Review, pp. 653-702, 2013, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-122
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 29 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2016
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 827 (21,487)

Abstract:

antislavery, Justice Chase, constitutional abolitionists, abolition of slavery, constitutionalists, civil rights, political history

14.

An Originalism for Nonoriginalists

Boston Univ. School of Law Working Paper 99-14
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 12 Apr 2000
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 812 (21,302)
Citation 15

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15.

No Small Feat: Who Won the Health Care Case (and Why Did so Many Law Professors Miss the Boat)?

Florida Law Review, Vol. 65, pp. 1331-1350, 2013, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 13-009
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 15 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 28 Oct 2013
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 810 (20,634)

Abstract:

Commerce Clause, tax power, health insurance mandate, Congress, Supreme Court, constitutional law, insurance law

16.

Trumping Precedent with Original Meaning: Not as Radical as It Sounds

Boston Univ. School of Law Working Paper No. 05-08
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 04 May 2005
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 810 (21,380)
Citation 2

Abstract:

constitution, originalism, interpretation, precedent, stare decisis

17.

Underlying Principles

Constitutional Commentary, Forthcoming, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 954601
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 02 Jan 2007
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 757 (24,703)

Abstract:

constitution, originalism

18.

The Harmful Side Effects of Drug Prohibition

Utah Law Review, pp. 11-34, 2009, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-037
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 13 Mar 2012
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 746 (21,789)

Abstract:

Drug prohibition, Drug laws, Drug policy, Law enforcement, Criminal law

19.

The People or the State?: Chisholm V. Georgia and Popular Sovereignty

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 93, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 969557
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 13 Mar 2007
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 724 (25,047)
Citation 2

Abstract:

constitutional law, federalism, sovereignty, chisholm, Eleventh Amendment

20.

Contract is Not Promise; Contract is Consent

Suffolk University Law Review, Forthcoming, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-29
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 24 Mar 2011
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 710 (20,988)

Abstract:

contract, promise, moral theory, law and ethics

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Citation 4

Constitutional Legitimacy

Boston Univ. School of Law Working Paper 01-19
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 21 Nov 2001
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 706 (27,511)
Citation 4

Abstract:

Constitutional Legitimacy

Boston Univ. School of Law Working Paper 01-19, Columbia Law Review, Vol. 103, No. 1, 2003
Posted: 06 Feb 2008
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center

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22.

Interpretation and Construction

Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 34, 2011, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-034
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 13 Mar 2012
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 646 (23,833)

Abstract:

interpretation, construction, originalism, Constitutional interpretation, Constitutional theory

23.

Is the Constitution Libertarian?

Cato Supreme Court Review, 2008-2009, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 1432854
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 14 Jul 2009
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 593 (30,803)

Abstract:

Constitution, libertarian, libertarianism, rights, sovereignty, natural rights

24.

Foreword: What's So Wicked About Lochner?

NYU Journal of Law & Liberty, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1-9
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 12 May 2005
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 585 (31,883)

Abstract:

Lochner, due process, substantive due process, Fourteenth Amendment, original meaning, originalism, Due Process Clause, Privileges or Immunities Clause, Constitution

25.

Who's Afraid of Unenumerated Rights?

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Vol. 9, p. 1, October 2006, Boston Univ. School of Law Working Paper No. 06-02, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 880715
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 03 Feb 2006
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 574 (35,864)

Abstract:

unenumerated rights, Ninth Amendment, Privileges or Immunities Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, legislative sovereignty, role of judges, Constitutional Law

26.

Three Federalisms

Symposium on Checks and Balances Today: The Reality of Separation of Powers, Forthcoming, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 988347
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 25 May 2007
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 555 (37,439)

Abstract:

constitution, federalism, states rights, originalism, reconstruction, new deal

27.

Grading Justice Kennedy: A Reply to Professor Carpenter

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 89, p. 1500, 2005
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 30 Mar 2005
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 506 (42,501)

Abstract:

Constitutional law, Jurisprudence, Legal Philosophy

28.

We the People: Each and Every One

Yale Law Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 17 Apr 2014
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 443 (47,827)

Abstract:

popular sovereignty, presumed consent, popular consent, higher law, textualism, originalism

29.

Why You Should Read My Book Anyhow: A Reply to Trevor Morrison

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 90, p. 101, 2005
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 31 Mar 2005
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 409 (55,406)

Abstract:

presumption of liberty, constitutional legitimacy, constitutional method, originalism, constitutional liberty

30.

Scrutiny Land

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 106, 2008, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-042
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 16 Mar 2012
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 392 (54,613)

Abstract:

Constitutional law, Individual liberties, Fundamental rights, Lawrence v. Texas

31.

The Misconceived Assumption About Constitutional Assumptions

Georgetown University O'Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law Scholarship Paper No. 1285485
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 09 Dec 2008
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 388 (58,831)
Citation 4

Abstract:

constitutional interpretation, construction

32.

Jack Balkin's Interaction Theory of 'Commerce'

University of Illinois Law Review, pp. 623-667, 2012, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-37
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 06 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 25 Sep 2012
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 364 (57,754)

Abstract:

constitutional law, interstate commerce, trade

33.

Foreword: Limiting Raich

Lewis & Clark Law Review, Vol. 9, Boston Univ. School of Law Working Paper No. 05-21
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 11 Nov 2005
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 355 (64,787)

Abstract:

Constitutional Law, Copntrolled Substance Act, Gonzales v. Raich, U.S. v. Lopez, U.S. v. Morrison, the Commerce Clause, federalism

34.

The Gravitational Force of Originalism

Fordham Law Review, Vol. 82, pp. 411-432, 2013, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 13-010
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 25 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 07 Dec 2013
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 353 (58,657)

Abstract:

Originalism, Supreme Court, Congress, Commerce Clause

35.

Kurt Lash's Majoritarian Difficulty

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 60, 2008, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 1079104
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 02 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 10 Jan 2008
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 326 (69,940)
Citation 2

Abstract:

constitution, ninth amendment, rights, fourteenth amendmentment, unenumerated rights

36.

Does the Constitution Protect Economic Liberty?

Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 35, 2012, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-033, Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 12-011
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 13 Mar 2012
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 255 (85,497)

Abstract:

Lochner v. New York, economic liberty, constitutional law

37.

The Disdain Campaign

Harvard Law Review Forum, Vol. 126, pp. 1-12, 2012, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-188
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 30 Nov 2012
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 223 (107,215)

Abstract:

Supreme Court, Congress, disdain, Justices

38.

Welcome to the New Originalism: A Comment on Jack Balkin's Living Originalism

Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies, 2013, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 13-026
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 06 Apr 2013
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 193 (115,048)

Abstract:

originalism, constitutional interpretation

39.

New Evidence of the Original Meaning of the Commerce Clause

Arkansas Law Review, Vol. 55, 2003, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-045
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 14 Mar 2012
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 114 (159,477)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Commerce Clause, Original meaning, Constitution

40.

Restoring the Lost Constitution, Not the Constitution in Exile

Fordham Law Review, Vol. 75, 2006, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-050
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 16 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 30 May 2012
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 75 (232,832)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Constitutional law, Constitutional history

41.

The Tea Party, the Constitution, and the Repeal Amendment

Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-036, Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy, Vol. 105, 2011
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 13 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2012
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 72 (246,758)

Abstract:

Tea Party, Repeal Amendment, Popular Constitutionalism, Constitutional Law, Public Policy, Politics

42.

The Case for the Repeal Amendment

Tennessee Law Review, Vol. 78, 2011, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-035
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 13 Mar 2012
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 71 (252,391)

Abstract:

Constitutional law, Federal government, Federal powers, Federal judges, Federal courts, States' rights, Repeal Amendment

43.

The Wages of Crying Judicial Restraint

Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 36, pp. 925-933, 2013
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 20 Jun 2014
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 65 (252,391)

Abstract:

federalism, judicial restraint, Rehnquist Court, William Rehnquist, constitutional law

44.

Turning Citizens into Subjects: Why the Health Insurance Mandate is Unconstitutional

Mercer Law Review Vol. 62, 2011, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-046
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 16 Mar 2012
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 65 (256,165)

Abstract:

Health insurance mandate, Constitutional law, Sovereignty, Federal power

45.

The Separation of People and State

Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 32, pp. 451-454, 2009, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-038
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 13 Mar 2012
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 63 (266,344)

Abstract:

Constitutional law, American exceptionalism, Separation of Powers

46.

The Choice Between Madison and FDR

Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 31, 2008, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-039
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 16 Mar 2012
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 47 (300,660)

Abstract:

Constitutional law, Federal power, Originalism, Constitutional interpretation

47.

Constitutional Clich├ęs

Capital University Law Review, Vol. 36, 2008, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-040
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 15 Mar 2012
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 44 (311,241)

Abstract:

Constitutional law, Constitutional interpretation, Judicial review, Originalism

48.

The Presumption of Liberty and the Public Interest: Medical Marijuana and Fundamental Rights

Washington University Journal of Law and Policy, Vol. 22, 2006, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-049
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 16 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 30 May 2012
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 41 (328,432)

Abstract:

Marijuana, Constitutional interpretation, Due Process of Law

49.

Caveat Blogger: Blogging and the Flight from Scholarship

Washington University Law Review, Vol. 84, 2006, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-043
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 14 Mar 2012
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 41 (340,454)

Abstract:

blogging, legal scholarship, law professors, legal writing, legal research

50.

The Golden Mean Between Kurt & Dan: A Moderate Reading of the Ninth Amendment

Drake Law Review, Vol. 56, 2008, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-041
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 16 Mar 2012
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 33 (337,328)

Abstract:

Constitutional law, Ninth Amendment, Federal power, Individual liberties

51.

Is the Rehnquist Court an 'Activist' Court? The Commerce Cause Cases

University of Colorado Law Review, Vol. 72, 2002, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-045
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 16 Mar 2012
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 29 (356,725)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Judicial activism, Rehnquist Court, Commerce Clause, Constitutional law

52.

It's a Bird, it's a Plane, No, it's Super Precedent: A Response to Faber and Gerhardt

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 90, 2006, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-048
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 15 Mar 2012
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 29 (367,181)

Abstract:

Originalism, Constitutional interpretation, Stare decisis, Judicial review

53.

Clauses Not Cases

Yale Law Journal (The Pocket Part), Vol. 115, 2006, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-044
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 14 Mar 2012
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 10 (453,873)

Abstract:

Judicial confirmation hearings, Supreme Court Justices, Constitution

54.

Under Fire: The New Consensus on the Second Amendment

Emory Law Journal, Vol. 45, 1996
Number of pages: 94 Posted: 04 May 2017
Randy E. Barnett and Don B. Kates
Georgetown University Law Center and Deceased
Downloads 0 (516,992)
Citation 4

Abstract:

second amendment, firearms, guns, crime, Constitution, militia, evidence, interpretation

55.

The Letter and the Spirit: The Judicial Duty of Good-Faith Constitutional Construction

Number of pages: 74 Posted: 08 Feb 2017
Randy E. Barnett and Evan D. Bernick
Georgetown University Law Center and Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 0 (79,470)

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56.

Restoring the Lost Confirmation

83 University of Chicago Law Review Online 18 2016
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 09 Aug 2016
Randy E. Barnett and Josh Blackman
Georgetown University Law Center and South Texas College of Law Houston
Downloads 0 (256,165)

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Foreword: Why Popular Sovereignty Requires the Due Process of Law to Challenge 'Irrational or Arbitrary' Statutes

Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 19 Apr 2016
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 0 (77,011)

Abstract:

Constitutional law, Due Process, popular sovereignty

58.

The Richness of Contract Theory

Michigan Law Review, Annual Survey of Books Relating to the Law, Vol. 97, No. 6, P. 501, 1999
Posted: 12 Oct 1999
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center

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Other Papers (1)

Total Downloads: 312    Citations: 0
1.

The Making of a Libertarian, Contrarian, Nonobservant, but Self-Identified Jew

Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 15 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 13 Jan 2015
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 254

Abstract:

Jew, Jewish, Judaism, libertarian, contrarian, constitutional law, legal theory, political theory