Cato Supreme Court Review: 2016–2017

Supreme Court Review 2016-2017 cover

Now in its 16th year, this acclaimed annual publication brings together leading legal scholars to analyze the most important cases of the Court’s most recent term and preview the year ahead. It is the first scholarly review to appear after the term’s end and the only one to critique the court from a Madisonian perspective. This year’s Review looks at the Supreme Court’s recent decisions involving offensive speech (Matal v. Tam), religious liberty (Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer), wrongful convictions (Nelson v Colorado), and commercial speech (Expressions Hair Design v. Schneiderman).


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 holds degrees from Princeton University, the London School of Economics, and the University of Chicago Law School.

Contributors to this issue of the Review include: Clint Bolick, Clay Calvert, David T. Goldberg, Emily R. Zhang, Richard W. Garnett, Jackson C. Blais, Nicole Stelle Garnett, Thomas A. Berry, Thaya Brook Knight, David G. Post, Mark Chenoweth, Christopher Landau, and Sopan Joshi.