“Despite High Court Skepticism, Advocates Defend Privileges Clause Push”

In the National Law Journal, Tony Mauro has an article on the possible impact of the petitioner’s tactical decision to focus on the Privileges or Immunities Clause in McDonald v. City of Chicago. I think it’s just too early to know, as the decisions haven’t been written yet. If I had to guess, though, my guess would be that the three significant effects of that decision were (a) to revive interest in the original meaning of the 14th Amendment among court watchers, (b) to give Paul Clement 10 minutes of oral argument time, and (c) to get our readers nice and toasted from playing the the J. Aldridge/Bingham drinking game.