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September 13, 2012

Akhil Amar on Lochner

I am a great admirer of Akhil Reed Amar's books The Bill of Rights and America's Constitution. In fact, all PLF law clerks receive a copy of the latter as part of their assigned reading materials. Amar's excellence as an expositor of the Constitution lies not just in his familiarity with the source materials of ...

March 19, 2012

Even in the Mirror Universe, Obamacare isn’t constitutional

Professor Akhil Amar is well known to PLF Liberty Blog readers: he's the guy who likened the Florida decision invalidating the Individual Mandate to the Dred Scott decision that declared black Americans to be less than human. He and Todd Brewster have a new article out today which seeks to defend the Individual Mandate by ...