This is a funny blast-from-the-past:
Sen. Obama, who has taught courses in constitutional law at the University of Chicago, has regularly referred to himself as “a constitutional law professor,” most famously at a March 30, 2007, fundraiser when he said, “I was a constitutional law professor, which means unlike the current president I actually respect the Constitution.”
FactCheck.org: Obama a Constitutional Law Professor?
While it is true that there are many who practice constitutional law from the political Left, Obama didn’t even do this.
I’m sure he has no idea what such a practice requires, or entails, the cases that such lawyers take, etc. He wouldn’t be able to cite the most meaningful precedents, know which courts to file cases in, find the best subject-matter experts for support or testimony, how or where to solicit amicus briefs, none of it.
And I would note that even the wildest-eyed constituional lawyer I ever came across, who won a case whose outcome is DESPICABLE to all of us here, also litigated in DEFENSE of the second amendment, Bernard Goetz, the right to defend onesself with a gun—because a constitutional lawyer goes into court and argues ultimately on behalf of CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.
And if he doesn’t do THAT, well, he’s some other kind of lawyer.