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“Constitutional Law” vs. the Constitution



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What most law professors call “constitutional law” bears little relation to the actual Constitution.  So for anyone who needs yet another reason not to vote for Obama-Biden, Jeffrey Rosen’s essay “Constitutional Biden” in the new issue of the New Republic inadvertently provides one:  “It’s the first time that professors of constitutional law have occupied both slots on a ticket.”

 

Relatedly, Mark Steyn and his readers have modified William F. Buckley Jr.’s old line to read:  “I would rather be governed by the first 500 names in the Wasilla, AK phone book than by the editors of The Harvard Law Review.”  Amen.


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