The Draft-Volokh Movement Begins

Orrin Hatch’s proposed Constitutional amendment to make non-native-born citizens eligible for the Presidency hasn’t even had its first committee hearing, and Eugene Volokh is already disclaiming any interest in the job. Political insiders know that such a disclaimer is usually the step just before a formal announcement of candidacy.

Eugene might be better fitted for the Chief Justiceship than for the Presidency, but the Republicans could certainly do much worse.

Indeed, they certainly will.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: