In my thoughts below on the titanic constitutional-law career of Barack Obama, I presumed that in his time as president of the student-edited Harvard Law Review, he’d have published some unsigned notes, which for that reason don’t show up in database records as authored by him. Now I hear from a well-placed source that Obama is remembered by his contemporaries as having written nothing at all for the HLR during his time working on its student editorial staff. That is . . . unusual.
I’m also told there’s a chapter’s worth of mediocre stuff on the Constitution in The Audacity of Hope. I am prepared to believe that, but I haven’t read it.