Two days before President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Randy Barnett wrote this op-ed (abridged here) for the Washington Post. Barnett would eventually find himself on the legal team that challenged the law in the Supreme Court. At this time, however, there were just less-refined arguments and the hope that some court would take those arguments seriously.
KeywordsHealth Care Reform Heritage Foundation Federal Power Interstate Commerce Purchase Health Insurance
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 4.Randy E. Barnett, “The Ninth Amendment: It Means What It Says,” Texas Law Review 85 (2006): 1.Google Scholar
- 5.Kurt T. Lash, “The Lost Original Meaning of the Ninth Amendment,” Texas Law Review 83 (2004): 331.Google Scholar
- 6.Jack M. Balkin, “Original Meaning & Constitutional Redemption,” Constitutional Commentary 24 (2007): 427.Google Scholar
- 17.Randy E. Barnett, Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2004).Google Scholar