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David McDonald is a legal associate in the Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies. During law school, he interned for the New York State Supreme Court’s Commercial Division and clerked for the Institute for Justice, a public interest law firm in Arlington, Virginia. McDonald holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he served as an articles editor for the Columbia Business Law Review. He holds a B.A. in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles.

More from David McDonald


Public Filings

Marilley v. Bonham

Legal Briefs. June 22, 2017.

Karsjens v. Piper

Legal Briefs. June 22, 2017.

North Carolina v. Lee

Legal Briefs. May 16, 2017.