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Randy Barnett

Georgetown Center for the Constitution
Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory and Director
Randy E. Barnett is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at Georgetown Law, where he directs the Georgetown Center for the Constitution. After graduating from Northwestern and Harvard Law, he tried many felony cases as a criminal prosecutor in Chicago. A recipient of a Bradley Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship in Constitutional Studies, Professor Barnett’s books include Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty (2nd ed. 2014) and The Structure of Liberty: Justice and the Rule of Law (2nd ed. 2014). In 2004, he argued the medical marijuana case of Gonzalez v. Raich before the Supreme Court. In 2012, he represented the National Federation of Independent Business in its constitutional challenge to Obamacare. He appeared in PBS’s Constitution USA with Peter Sagal and portrayed a prosecutor in the 2010 science-fiction film, InAlienable. His new book, Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Sovereignty of the People, will be published next year by HarperCollins.