Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect the Court to issue orders from the October 31 Conference; we do not expect the Justices to issue any decisions on the merits.
Our list of "Petitions to watch for that Conference is here.

SCOTUSblog on camera: Randy E. Barnett — Part three

In the 2012 health care case, the Supreme Court did not do its job; it upheld a law Congress did not enact; and how and why the Court may be reticent to stand in the way of the political branches.

In this six-part interview, Randy E. Barnett of the Georgetown University Law Center discusses his background, interests, and his role in Supreme Court cases involving medical marijuana and the Affordable Care Act; originalism’s effect on the Court’s jurisprudence; and the meaning and relation of justice to politics, history, precedent, and the Court.

“I consider myself, first and foremost, a legal scholar. And, I’ve never really considered myself either a litigator or a legal advocate per se. I got drawn into litigation on the basis on my scholarship.”

(Fabrizio di Piazza)

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