In early 1985, President Ronald Reagan appointed thenProfessor Frank Easterbrook to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. A few months later, the freshly robed Judge Easterbrook confronted one of the most controversial constitutional issues of the day. In his opinion in American Booksellers Association, Inc v Hudnut, one of the most celebrated and oft-cited opinions of his illustrious career, Easterbrook single-handedly put that issue to rest.