That was the title of the first article, of a two-part short series, published by the on-line journal Public Discourse last week. In the two articles (here’s the second installment) I literally do try to compress everything one needs to know about “Constitutional Law” into two easy, lighthearted lessons.
The pretense was that such a guide is a crash course for the desperate law student bearing down on final exams. (It really came just a week or so too late to help anybody!) The reality is that this guide is a gentle unmasking of what passes for “constitutional law” in our nation’s law schools and at the Supreme Court.