As part of my continuous public service to help avoid any and all confusion between Ilya Shapiro and Ilya Somin, I would like to flag a source of possible befuddlement as the interchangeable Ilyas venture to the Pacific Northwest.
On October 11, Ilya Somin is speaking at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon on Kelo.
On October 12, Ilya Shapiro is speaking at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon on the constitutionality of the individual mandate.
The Lewis & Clark Federalist Society calendar reflects they are speaking on different days.
If they switched places–think Lindsay Lohan in the Parent Trap–I doubt anyone would notice. Both of them have written on Kelo. Both of them have written on the mandate. I wonder if in fact I have been duped, and they are in fact the same person….