2006-2007 Sullivan Lecture: Randy Barnett

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

    Randy Barnett, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory, Georgetown University Law Center presented

    Professor Randy Barnett is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches constitutional law. He joins us as this year’s John E. Sullivan Lecturer, bringing a long list of accomplishments in the legal profession. As a legal practitioner, Professor Barnett has appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit to argue the medical cannabis case of Gonzales v. Raich, and he coauthored an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in the case of Lawrence v. Texas. Scholastically, Professor Barnett has published more than 80 articles and reviews and seven books. His book Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty, was awarded the Lysander Spooner Book Award for the best book on liberty for 2004. Professor Barnett also has appeared on television and radio programs such as the CBS evening news, The News Hour on PBS, Talk of the Nation on NPR, and the Ricki Lake Show.