Cato Supreme Court Review: 2012–2013

About the Review

Published every September in celebration of Constitution Day, the Cato Supreme Court Review brings together leading legal scholars to analyze the most important cases of the Court’s most recent term. It is the first scholarly review to appear after the term’s end and the only on to critique the court from a Madisonian perspective. This year’s review looks at the Supreme Court’s recent decisions involving international human rights, racial preferences in high education, and the Voting Rights Act, as well as cutting edge issues of criminal procedure, property rights, and class actions. There’s also a point‐​counterpoint on the patenting of human genes. Finally, the Review will analyze this term’s gay rights cases, one challenging the Defense of Marriage Act and the other taking up California’s Proposition 8.

About the Editor

Ilya Shapiro is a senior fellow in constitutional studies and editor‐​in‐​chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review. Before joining Cato he was Special Assistant/​Advisor to the Multi‐​National Force‐​Iraq on rule of law issues; practiced international, political, commercial, and antitrust litigation at Patton Boggs LLP and Cleary Gottlieb LLP; and clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Mr. Shapiro has written for a wide variety of publications and regularly appears on TV and radio to comment on legal issues. Mr. Shapiro holds degrees from Princeton University, the London School of Economics, and the University of Chicago Law School, and has been an adjunct professor at the George Washington University Law School.