ON-Lion Letter

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee has announced that one of the four 2014 Bradley Prizes will be awarded to Randy E. Barnett, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at the Georgetown University Law Center and founding director of the Georgetown Center for the Constitution.

The award will be presented to Barnett during the 11th annual Bradley Prizes ceremony that will be held at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, June 18, 2014.  Each award carries a stipend of $250,000.

Barnett graduated from Northwestern University and Harvard Law School.  He began his legal career as a prosecutor in Chicago.  He has authored 11 books, including Restoring the Lost Constitution:  The Presumption of Liberty

In 2011 and 2012, Barnett represented the National Federation of Independent Business in its constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act.  He has also played an important role in developing legal challenges to other expansions of government power.

"Randy Barnett’s vigorous and fearless advocacy of the Constitution is essential to preserving freedom," said Michael W. Grebe, president and chief executive officer of the Bradley Foundation.  "As a professor and an attorney, Randy Barnett is a key defender of the rule of law."

The selection was based on nominations solicited from more than 200 prominent individuals across the country and chosen by the Bradley Prizes Selection Committee.

"Through the Bradley Prizes, we recognize individuals like Randy whose accomplishments strengthen American institutions, in hopes that others will strive for excellence in their respective fields," Grebe said.

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