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The Solitary, Poor, Nasty, Brutish, and Short Libertarian Life

You know, I myself dabbled in libertarianism once—not in college, of course. There’s a lot to appreciate about its emphasis upon liberty. Ultimately, I couldn’t quite pass the purity test, though. This weekend, while reading Andrew Koppelman’s thoroughly compelling beatdown of Randy Barnett, something occurred to me. My problem with libertarians is actually pretty simple:…

The Alito Brouhaha

I’m fairly annoyed by the brouhaha that has erupted over President Obama’s deeply inaccurate attack on the Citizens United decision.  One of the weird aspects of my annoyance, though, is that I find myself in deep disagreement with one of my favorite libertarian legal minds, Randy Barnett, and one of my favorite liberal legal minds,…