Randy Barnett in Rand Paul’s “Outer Circle”

September 4th, 2014

In Politico 50’s profile of Rand Paul, we learn that one of the advisers in his outer circle is our very own Randy Barnett:

Randy Barnett. During his Senate filibuster over drones, Paul quoted from the Georgetown University law professor’s book Restoring the Lost Constitution, which argues that the courts shouldn’t presume a law is constitutional just because it passed. When the two later met, Barnett says Paul did most of the talking. “He had a great understanding of not only the passage he quoted, but also the core thesis of the book,” says Barnett.

I noted that Paul cited Barnett, as well as David Bernstein, during his drone filibuster.