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It's a pleasure to introduce this issue honoring Columbia's most lovable curmudgeon. What can I say about the Harlan Fiske Stone Professor of Law? I should acknowledge, at the start, Henry's profound intellectual contribution to Columbia and to the law. There are not many of us who can say, with justification, that we've written the Greatest Hits of Public Law Scholarship over the course of our careers. And few of us have made individual contributions that equal "Constitutional Common Law," "Marbury and the Administrative State," "We the People[s]," "Stare Decisis," or "The Constitution Goes to Harvard." Henry is unusual among scholars in that you can pick a title from his CV at random and manage to name a chart-topper. Henry doesn't repeat himself, and he doesn't write filler. He just writes Greatest Hits.


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This article originally appeared in 110 Colum. L. Rev. 222 (2010). Reprinted by permission.