The Night of the Living Constitution

Kieran Healy has written the movie synopsis:

  • Night. CONSTITUTION escapes from display case in Library of Congress. Seen lurking in alleyway off of Mass Ave. Shadows. Attacks and eats Cato Institute INTERN.
  • Day. The NATIONAL GUARD attempt to capture the Constitution on the Mall. Suddenly, ARTICLE III is invoked in a novel way. The GUARDSMEN find themselves guilty of treason and are forced to arrest themselves.
  • The reviewers are raving:

    Dawn of the Dead meets Griswold v. Connecticut.” — Eugene Volokh

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    1. That was quite amusing on Healy’s part. Alas, it was left wing, so we were spared the scene where the Constitution gets revenge on Justices O’Connor and Kennedy for “cheating” by flirting with international law.

      Maybe that’ll be in the sequel, “A Constitution Scorned.”