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Randy E. Barnett

Lead Attorney for the Raich Case Legal Team

US Supreme Court Case

No. 03-1454: Gonzales v. Raich 2004-05

   Randy E. Barnett

Randy E. Barnett is the Austin B. Fletcher Professor at Boston University School of Law.  He has taught cyberlaw, contracts, constitutional law, criminal law, evidence, agency and partnership, jurisprudence, and torts.  Before entering teaching, he was a criminal prosecutor for the Cook County State's Attorney's Office in Chicago where he tried many felony cases.  A graduate of Northwestern University and Harvard Law School, he has previously visited at Harvard, Northwestern, and the Universidad Francisco Maraquin School of Law in Guatemala.  He delivered the Kobe 2000 Lectures on Legal Philosophy at the University of Tokyo and Doshisha University in Kyoto, a series that previously featured Ronald Dworkin, Joseph Raz and Will Kimlicka.  He has also lectured on contract law theory at Waseda University (Tokyo) and on criminal justice theory at Kansai University (Osaka).  Currently, he is one of the lead attorneys for the Oakland Cannabis Buyers' Cooperative in its pending case with the federal government and for the plaintiffs in the medical cannabis case of Raich v. Ashcroft.  He also coauthored an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in the case of Lawrence v. Texas.  He is a senior fellow of the Cato Institute.

Professor Barnett's book, The Structure of Liberty: Justice and the Rule of Law, published by the Clarendon Press of Oxford University (1998), received the Ralph Gregory Elliot Book Award in 1998 and appeared in paperback as well as a Japanese translation in 2000.  His other works include Contracts, Cases and Doctrine, 3d ed. (2003), Perspectives on Contract Law, 2d ed. (2001), a two-volume anthology on The Rights Retained by the People: The History and Meaning of the Ninth Amendment (1989, 1993) and Assessing the Criminal: Restitution, Retribution and the Legal Process (1977) published while a law student.  His latest book is Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty, published by Princeton University Press.

Randy Barnett has appeared on such national outlets as The News Hour With Jim Lehrer (PBS), The CBS Evening News, The Ricki Lake Show, Hannity and Colmes (FOX), FOX in Depth, Talk of the Nation (NPR), Discovery Channel, and numerous local television and radio programs such as Greater Boston (WGBH-TV), NewsNight (NECN-TV), Chronicles (WCVB-TV), Chicago Tonight (WTTW-TV), Adler On-Line (WABU-TV), David Brudnoy (WBZ-AM) and Extension 720 with Milt Rosenberg (WGN-AM).  Before moving to Boston University, he was the Legal Affairs Contributor for WBEZ (NPR) in Chicago where he broadcast a 15-hour series on the Bill of Rights.

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All Our Supporters up at the Crack of Dawn waiting to watch the Raich Case in the US Supreme Court, November 29, 2004.

Angel McClary Raich after the United States Supreme Court Hears her case No. 03-1454: Gonzales v. Raich 2004-05.  Angel just spoke to a large crowd of media reporters and she’s now on her way to another press conference put on by Angel Wings Patient OutReach, Inc.  November 24, 2004

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