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Ilya Shapiro

Director, Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies

A Basic to Challenge to Unfair Money‐​Bail Schemes

The right to individualized bail is protected in the U.S. Constitution’s due process clauses as well as the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on excessive bail. Constitutional history could not be clearer about bail and pretrial liberty: it must be available and affordable to all but the most dangerous defendants. 


Supreme Court Should Free the Internet from the FCC

Because Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 was never meant to be administered by the FCC and the agency believes its authority is subject to virtually no practical constraint, the Supreme Court should place the task of interpreting these statutory provisions back with an independent judiciary.