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Roger Pilon is the founder and director of Cato’s Center for Constitutional Studies, which has become an important force in the national debate over constitutional interpretation and judicial philosophy. He is the publisher of the Cato Supreme Court Review and is an adjunct professor of government at Georgetown University through The Fund for American Studies.

Prior to joining Cato, Pilon held five senior posts in the Reagan administration, including at State and Justice, and was a national fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution. In 1989, the Bicentennial Commission presented him with its Benjamin Franklin Award for excellence in writing on the U.S. Constitution. In 2001, Columbia University’s School of General Studies awarded him its Alumni Medal of Distinction. Pilon lectures and debates at universities and law schools across the country and testifies often before Congress.

His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Legal Times, National Law Journal, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Stanford Law and Policy Review, and elsewhere. He has appeared on ABC’s Nightline, CBS’s 60 Minutes II, Fox News Channel, NPR, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, and other media.

Pilon holds a BA from Columbia University, an MA and a PhD from the University of Chicago, and a JD from the George Washington University School of Law.

More from Roger Pilon

Commentary

At Yale and in the Boy Scouts, Freedom of Association Is in the Crosshairs

Daily Caller. April 21, 2014.

Politics on the Bench—Iowa and Beyond

National Law Journal. March 3, 2014.

Harry Reid’s Nuclear Hypocrisy

National Review (Online). November 21, 2013.

Articles

Constitutional Interpretation: Lessons From the American Experience

Századvég Foundation Conference (Budapest) Keynote Address. October 3, 2013.

On the Origins of the Modern Libertarian Legal Movement

Chapman Law Review. Vol. 16. No. 2. 2013.

Bickel and Bork beyond the Academy

Scotusblog.com. August 16, 2012.

Public Filings

S. 132, the New Columbia Admission Act of 2013

Testimony. September 15, 2014.

United States v. Windsor

Legal Briefs. March 1, 2013.

Hollingsworth v. Perry

Legal Briefs. February 28, 2013.

Cato Reviews & Journals

The “Long View”: Toward Restoring the Constitution?

Supreme Court Review. 2013-2014.

Equal Protection

Supreme Court Review. 2012-2013.

The Non-Political Branch?

Supreme Court Review. 2011-2012.

Events

Overruled: The Long War for Control of the U.S. Supreme Court

November 3, 2014. Book Forum.

Originalism and the Good Constitution

September 29, 2014. Book Forum.

13th Annual Constitution Day

September 17, 2014. Conference.