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  • 'redistribution' didn't man in the Constitutional context equalized wealth or anything like that. It meant some positive rights, most prominently the right to education, and also the right to a lawyer," Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein said. "What he's saying [-] this is the irony of it [-] hes basically taking the side of the conservatives then and now against the liberals."

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  • "Obama's second inaugural did not refer explicitly to the Second Bill of Rights," he said, in the Bloomberg report, "but it had an unmistakably Rooseveltian flavor.

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