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Faculty name: Randy E. Barnett

Note: This bibliography changes the order of authors so that Georgetown authors are listed first.

Forthcoming Works and Works in Progress

  • Randy E. Barnett & Evan Bernick, The Letter and the Spirit: A Unified Theory of Originalism, (working paper).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Books

  • Randy E. Barnett & Nathan B. Oman, Contracts: Cases and Doctrine (New York: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business 6th ed. 2017).   
  • Randy E. Barnett, Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of We the People (New York: Broadside Books 2016).   
  • Randy E. Barnett & Howard E. Katz, Constitutional Law: Cases in Context (New York: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business 2d ed. 2013 & Supp. 2014).    [BOOK]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press rev. ed. 2014).    [BOOK]
  • Randy E. Barnett, The Structure of Liberty: Justice and the Rule of Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2d ed. 2014).    [BOOK]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Jonathan H. Adler, David E. Bernstein, Orin S. Kerr, David B. Kopel & Ilya Somin, A Conspiracy Against Obamacare: The Volokh Conspiracy and the Health Care Case (Trevor Burrus ed., New York: Palgrave Macmillan 2013).    [BOOK]
  • Randy E. Barnett & Howard E. Katz, Constitutional Rights: Cases in Context (New York: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business 2013).    [BOOK]
  • Randy E. Barnett & Howard E. Katz, Constitutional Structure: Cases in Context (New York: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business 2013).    [BOOK]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Contracts: Cases and Doctrine (New York: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business 5th ed. 2012).    [BOOK]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Contracts (New York: Oxford University Press 2010).   
  • Randy E. Barnett, Perspectives on Contract Law (New York: Aspen Publishers 4th ed. 2009).    [BOOK]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Nathaniel Stewart & Todd Gaziano, Why the Personal Mandate to Buy Health Insurance is Unprecedented and Unconstitutional (Wash., D.C.: The Heritage Foundation 2009).   
  • Randy E. Barnett, Contracts: Cases and Doctrine (New York: Aspen Publishers 4th ed. 2008).    [BOOK]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Constitutional Law: Cases in Context (New York: Aspen Publishers 2008 & Case Supp. 2008, 2010, 2011).    [BOOK]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Perspectives on Contract Law (New York: Aspen Publishers 3d ed. 2005).    [BOOK]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press pbk. ed. 2005).    [BOOK]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Restoring the Lost Constitution (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press 2004).    [BOOK]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Contracts: Cases and Doctrine (New York: Aspen Publishers 3d ed. 2003).    [BOOK]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Perspectives on Contract Law (New York: Aspen Publishers 2d ed. 2001).    [BOOK]
  • Randy E. Barnett, The Structure of Liberty: Justice and the Rule of Law (New York: Oxford University Press pbk. ed. 2000).    [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Randy E. Barnett, Foreword: The Continuing Relevance of the Original Meaning of the Thirteenth Amendment, 15 Geo. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 1-11 (2017).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Randy E. Barnett, In Defense of Constitutional Republicanism: A Reply to Criticisms of Our Republican Constitution, 32 Const. Comment. 207-246 (2017) (commentary on reviews of Randy E. Barnett, Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of We the People (2016)).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Foreword: Why Popular Sovereignty Requires the Due Process of Law to Challenge "Irrational or Arbitrary" Statutes, 14 Geo. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 355-372 (2016).    [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett & Josh Blackman, Restoring the Lost Confirmation, 83 U. Chi. L. Rev. Online 18-27 (2016) (expanded in Nat'l Aff., Fall 2016, at 97-112).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN]
  • Randy E. Barnett, The Three Narratives of the Slaughter-House Cases, 41 J. Sup. Ct. Hist. 295-309 (2016).   
  • Randy E. Barnett, The Making of a Libertarian, Contrarian, Nonobservant, but Self-Identified Jew, 16 Rutgers J.L. & Religion 247-253 (2015).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Why the NSA Data Seizures Are Unconstitutional, 38 Harv. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 3-20 (2015).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Randy E. Barnett, The Judicial Duty to Scrutinize Legislation, 48 Val. U. L. Rev. 903-920 (2014).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett, We the People: Each and Every One, 123 Yale L.J. 2576-2614 (2014).    [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Afterword: The Libertarian Middle Way, 16 Chapman L. Rev. 349-365 (2013).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett, From Antislavery Lawyer to Chief Justice: The Remarkable but Forgotten Career of Salmon P. Chase, 63 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 653-702 (2013).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Randy E. Barnett, No Small Feat: Who Won the Health Care Case (and Why Did So Many Law Professors Miss the Boat)?, 65 Fla. L. Rev. 1331-1350 (2013).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett, The Gravitational Force of Originalism, 82 Fordham L. Rev. 411-432 (2013).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Randy E. Barnett, The Wages of Crying Judicial Restraint, 36 Harv. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 925-933 (2013).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Welcome to the New Originalism: A Comment on Jack Balkin's Living Originalism, 7 Jerusalem Rev. Legal Stud. 42-48 (2013).    [HEIN] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Contract Is Not Promise; Contract Is Consent, 45 Suffolk U. L. Rev. 647-665 (2012).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Does the Constitution Protect Economic Liberty?, 35 Harv. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 5-12 (2012).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Jack Balkin's Interaction Theory of "Commerce", 2012 U. Ill. L. Rev. 623-667.    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Randy E. Barnett, The Disdain Campaign, 126 Harv. L. Rev. F. 1-12 (2012).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Judicial Engagement Through the Lens of Lee Optical , 19 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 845-860 (2012).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Interpretation and Construction, 34 Harv. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 65-72 (2011).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett, So Much For the Commerce Clause Challenge to Individual Mandate Being "Frivolous", 1 J.L. (1 The Post) 373-376 (2011).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Randy E. Barnett, The Case for the Repeal Amendment, 78 Tenn. L. Rev. 813-822 (2011).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett, The Tea Party, the Constitution, and the Repeal Amendment, 105 Nw. U. L. Rev. Colloquy 281-287 (2011).    [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Turning Citizens into Subjects: Why the Health Insurance Mandate Is Unconstitutional, 62 Mercer L. Rev. 608-617 (2011).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Whence Comes Section One? The Abolitionist Origins of the Fourteenth Amendment, 3 J. Legal Analysis 165-263 (2011).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Commandeering the People: Why the Individual Health Insurance Mandate is Unconstitutional, 5 N.Y.U. J.L. & Liberty 581-637 (2010).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Burt Neuborne & Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain, Constitutional Interpretation and the Bill of Rights: Minutes from a Convention of The Federalist Society, 5 N.Y.U. J.L. & Liberty 716-744 (2010).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Randy E. Barnett, The Harmful Side Effects of Drug Prohibition, 2009 Utah L. Rev. 11-34.    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett, The Misconceived Assumption About Constitutional Assumptions, 103 Nw. U. L. Rev. 615-661 (2009).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Randy E. Barnett, The Separation of People and State, 32 Harv. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 451-454 (2009).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Annual B. Kenneth Simon Lecture: Is the Constitution Libertarian?, 2009 Cato Sup. Ct. Rev. 9-33.    [HEIN] [W]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Constitutional Clichés, 36 Cap. U. L. Rev. 493-510 (2008).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Kurt Lash's Majoritarian Difficulty: A Response to a Textual-Historical Theory of the Ninth Amendment, 60 Stan. L. Rev. 937-968 (2008).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Scrutiny Land, 106 Mich. L. Rev. 1479-1500 (2008).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett, The Choice Between Madison and FDR, 31 Harv. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 1005-1015 (2008).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett, The Golden Mean Between Kurt & Dan: A Moderate Reading of the Ninth Amendment, 56 Drake L. Rev. 897-909 (2008).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Three Federalisms, 39 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 285-294 (2008).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Constitutional Conventions, Claremont Rev. Books, Summer 2007, at 52-54 (reviewing Sanford Levinson, Our Undemocratic Constitution: Where the Constitution Goes Wrong (And How We the People Can Correct It) (2006)).    [WWW]
  • Randy E. Barnett, The People or the State?: Chisholm v. Georgia and Popular Sovereignty, 93 Va. L. Rev. 1729-1758 (2007).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Underlying Principles, 24 Const. Comment. 405-416 (2007).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Caveat Blogger: Blogging and the Flight from Scholarship, 84 Wash. U. L. Rev. 1145-1148 (2006).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Clauses Not Cases, 115 Yale L.J. Pocket Part 65-69 (2006).    [W] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Restoring the Lost Constitution, Not the Constitution in Exile, 75 Fordham L. Rev. 669-673 (2006).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Who's Afraid of Unenumerated Rights?, 9 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 1-22 (2006).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett, It's a Bird, It's a Plane, No, It's Super Precedent: A Response to Faber and Gerhardt, 90 Minn. L. Rev. 1232-1251 (2006).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett, The Ninth Amendment: It Means What It Says, 85 Tex. L. Rev 1-82 (2006).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett, The Presumption of Liberty and the Public Interest: Medical Marijuana and Fundamental Rights, 22 Wash. U. J.L. & Pol'y 29-45 (2006).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Scalia's Infidelity: A Critique of "Faint-Hearted" Originalism, 75 U. Cin. L. Rev. 7-24 (2006).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Larry Garvin, Peter Linzer, Hila Keren, Joseph Perillo, David Campbell & Wayne Barnes, Theory and Anti-Theory in the Work of Allan Farnsworth, 13 Tex. Wesleyan L. Rev. 1-30 (2006).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Grading Justice Kennedy: A Reply to Professor Carpenter , 89 Minn. L. Rev. 1582-1590 (2005).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Trumping Precedent With Original Meaning: Not As Radical As It Sounds, 22 Const. Comment. 257-270 (2005).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Why You Should Read My Book Anyhow: A Reply to Trevor Morrison, 90 Cornell L. Rev. 873-891 (2005).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett & Cass R. Sunstein, Constitutive Commitments and Roosevelt's Second Bill of Rights: A Dialogue, 53 Drake L. Rev. 205-229 (2005).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Foreword: What's So Wicked About Lochner?, 1 N.Y.U. J.L. & Liberty 325-333 (2005).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Limiting Raich, 9 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 743-750 (2005).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett, The Original Meaning of the Judicial Power, 12 Sup. Ct. Econ. Rev. 115-138 (2004).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett, The Proper Scope of the Police Power, 79 Notre Dame L. Rev. 429-495 (2004).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Was the Right to Keep and Bear Arms Conditioned on Service in an Organized Militia?, 83 Tex. L. Rev. 237-277 (2004) (reviewing H. Richard Uviller & William G. Merkel, The Militia and the Right to Arms, or, How the Second Amendment Fell Silent (2002)).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett, New Evidence of the Original Meaning of the Commerce Clause, 55 Ark. L. Rev. 847-899 (2003).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Constitutional Legitimacy, 103 Colum. L. Rev. 111-148 (2003).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Justice Kennedy's Libertarian Revolution: Lawrence v. Texas, 2002-2003 Cato Sup. Ct. Rev. 21-41.    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett, The Original Meaning of the Necessary and Proper Clause, 6 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 183-221 (2003).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Consenting to Form Contracts, 71 Fordham L. Rev. 627-645 (2002).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Is the Rehnquist Court an "Activist" Court? The Commerce Cause Cases, 72 U. Colo. L. Rev. 1275-1290 (2002).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Foreword: Is Reliance Still Dead?, 38 San Diego L. Rev. 1-12 (2001).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett, The Original Meaning of the Commerce Clause, 68 U. Chi. L. Rev. 101-147 (2001).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Randy E. Barnett & Douglas B. Rasmussen, The Right to Liberty in a Good Society, 69 Fordham L. Rev. 1603-1615 (2001).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Symposium: The Second Amendment, 10 Seton Hall Const. L.J. 849-852 (2000).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Randy E. Barnett, Contract Is Not Promise; Contract Is Consent, in Philosophical Foundations of Contract Law 42-57 (Gregory Klass, George Letsas & Prince Saprai eds., Oxford: Oxford University Press 2014).    [BOOK]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Foreword, in Josh Blackman, Unprecedented: The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare ix-xvii (New York: Public Affairs 2013).    [BOOK]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Who Won the Obamacare Case?, in The Health Care Case: The Supreme Court's Decision and Its Implications 17-27 (Nathaniel Persily, Gillian E. Metzger & Trevor W. Morrison eds., New York: Oxford University Press 2013).    [BOOK]
  • Randy E. Barnett, The Commerce Clause, Entry, in 2 The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History 64-68 (Stanley N. Katz et al. eds., Oxford: Oxford University Press 2009).    [BOOK]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Lysander Spooner, in The Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law (Roger K. Newman ed., New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press 2009).   
  • Randy E. Barnett, Should the "Intention to Create Legal Relations" be a Criterion of Enforceability?, in Philosophy of Law (Joel Feinberg & Jules Coleman eds., Belmont, Cal.: Thomson/Wadsworth 2008).    [BOOK]
  • Randy E. Barnett, The Bill of Rights and Lysander Spooner, Entries, in The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism (Ronald Hamowy ed., Thousand Oaks, Cal.: Sage Publications 2008).   
  • Randy E. Barnett, Retained Rights, Entry, in 3 The Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties 1325-1329 (Paul Finkelman ed., New York: Routledge Books 2006).    [BOOK]
  • Randy E. Barnett, The Ninth Amendment, Entry, in The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States 684-687 (Kermit Hall ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press rev. version 2d ed. 2005).    [BOOK]
  • Randy E. Barnett, The Moral Foundations of Modern Libertarianism, in Varieties of Conservatism in America 51-74 (Peter Berkowitz ed., Stanford, Cal.: Hoover Institute Press 2004).    [SSRN] [BOOK]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Restitution: A New Paradigm of Criminal Justice, in A Restorative Justice Reader: Texts, Sources, Context 46-56 (Gerry Johnstone ed., Cullompton, U.K.: Willan Publishing 2003).    [BOOK]

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

  • Brief of United States Senators Cornyn, Cruz, and Lee as Amici Curiae in Support of Granting Certiorari, Sissel v. Dep't of Health and Human Servs., No. 15-543 (U.S. Nov. 25, 2015).   
  • Brief of History and Law Professors as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioners, Courtney v. Danner, No. 13-1064 (U.S. Mar. 21, 2014).    [W]
  • Brief of Federalism Scholars as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondent Windsor, United States v. Windsor, No. 12-307 (U.S. Mar. 1, 2013).    [W]

Congressional Testimony

  • The Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act: Hearing Before the S. Comm. on the Judiciary, 112th Cong., Feb. 2, 2011 (Statement of Randy E. Barnett) (CIS-No.: 2014-S521-32).    [WWW]
  • The Constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's Individual Insurance Mandate: Hearing Before the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 112th Cong., Feb. 16, 2011 (Statement of Randy E. Barnett) (CIS-No.: 2011-H521-95).   

Selected Contributions to Other Publications

  • Randy E. Barnett & Josh Blackman, Restoring the Lost Confirmation, Nat'l Aff., Fall 2016, at 97-112 (expanding 83 U. Chi. L. Rev. Online 18-27 (2016)).    [WWW]
  • Randy E. Barnett, The Imperative of Natural Rights in Today's World, 12 Good Soc'y, no. 3, 2003, at 3-6.    [SSRN]
  • Randy E. Barnett, Reds in Suits, Regulation, Fall 2002, at 64-67 (reviewing Lawrence Lessig, The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World (2001)).    [W]

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