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Ilya Shapiro is a senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute and editor-in-chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review. Before joining Cato, he was a special assistant/adviser to the Multi-National Force in Iraq on rule-of-law issues and practiced international, political, commercial, and antitrust litigation at Patton Boggs and Cleary Gottlieb.

Shapiro is the co-author of Religious Liberties for Corporations? Hobby Lobby, the Affordable Care Act, and the Constitution (Palgrave Pivot 2014). He has contributed to a variety of academic, popular, and professional publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, L.A. Times, USA Today, National Law Journal, Weekly Standard, New York Times Online, and National Review Online. He also regularly provides commentary for various media outlets, including CNN, Fox News, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision and Telemundo, the Colbert Report, and NPR.

Shapiro has provided testimony to Congress and state legislatures and, as coordinator of Cato’s amicus brief program, filed more than 100 “friend of the court” briefs in the Supreme Court. He lectures regularly on behalf of the Federalist Society and other groups, is a member of the Legal Studies Institute’s board of visitors at The Fund for American Studies, was an inaugural Washington Fellow at the National Review Institute, and has been an adjunct professor at the George Washington University Law School.

Before entering private practice, Shapiro clerked for Judge E. Grady Jolly of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

He holds an AB from Princeton University, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a JD from the University of Chicago Law School (where he became a Tony Patiño Fellow). Shapiro is a member of the bars of New York, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

More from Ilya Shapiro

Articles

Truthiness and the First Amendment

Journal of Constitutional Law Heightened Scrutiny. Vol. 16. May 2014.

Don’t Retreat on “Stand Your Ground” Laws

America's First Freedom. January 2014.

Shelby County and the Vindication of Martin Luther King’s Dream

New York University Journal of Law & Liberty. Vol. 8. No. 1. Fall 2013.

Public Filings

Hickenlooper v. Kerr

Legal Briefs. November 20, 2014.

Century Exploration New Orleans, LLC v. United States

Legal Briefs. November 20, 2014.

Kurtz v. Verizon New York, Inc.

Legal Briefs. November 14, 2014.

Cato Reviews & Journals

Ohio’s Truth Ministry vs. Cato’s Truthiness Brief

Regulation. 2013-2014.

Introduction

Supreme Court Review. 2013-2014.

2013-2014

Supreme Court Review. Fall 2014.