Randy Barnett: Roberts vs. U.S. JayCees Was Wrongly Decided: On the Just and Proper Liberty of the U.S. Jaycees to Discriminate Against Women
Some more Constitution-in-Exile weblogging:
The United States Junior Chamber (JCs or more commonly Jaycees) is a leadership training and civic organization for people between the ages of 18 and 41. Areas of emphasis are business development, management skills, individual training, community service, and international connections. The U.S. Junior Chamber is a not-for-profit corporation/organization as described under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(4).
Established January 21, 1920 to provide opportunities for young men to develop personal and leadership skills through service to others, the Jaycees later expanded to include women after the United States Supreme Court ruled in the 1984 case Roberts v. United States Jaycees that Minnesota could prohibit sex discrimination in private organizations.
If I understand Randy Barnett's reasoning, he stops his chain of argument just at the point where it is about to take him over the cliff as it uses the Fourteenth Amendment's grant of power to the federal government to intervene when a state deprives a citizen of "life, liberty, or property, without due process of law" to empower some future Rehnquist Court to strike down state laws requiring that public accommodations be open to African-Americans…