Randy E. Barnett (left) is the Patrick Hotung Professor of Constitutional Law at the Georgetown University Law Center and is Director of the Georgetown Center for the Constitution. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Constitutional Studies and the Bradley Prize, Professor Barnett has been a visiting professor at Penn, Northwestern and Harvard Law School.
In 2004, he argued the medical marijuana case of Gonzalez v. Raich before the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2012, he was one of the lawyers representing the National Federation of Independent Business in its constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act in NFIB v. Sebelius.
Evan Bernick (right) is an Assistant Professor at the Northern Illinois University School of Law. He teaches courses in constitutional law, criminal law, criminal procedure, administrative law and legislation.
Before joining NIU, Professor Bernick was a visiting professor at the Georgetown University Law Center and the executive director of the Georgetown Center for the Constitution. Previously, he served as a clerk to Judge Diane S. Sykes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
The discussion will be based on their newly published book, The Original Meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment: Its Letter and Spirit.