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Ilya Shapiro is a senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute and editor-in-chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review. Before joining Cato, he was a special assistant/adviser to the Multi-National Force in Iraq on rule-of-law issues and practiced at Patton Boggs and Cleary Gottlieb.

Shapiro is the co-author of Religious Liberties for Corporations? Hobby Lobby, the Affordable Care Act, and the Constitution (2014). He has contributed to a variety of academic, popular, and professional publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Weekly Standard, New York Times Online, and National Review Online. He also regularly provides commentary for various media outlets, including CNN, Fox News, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision and Telemundo, the Colbert Report, and NPR.

Shapiro has testified before Congress and state legislatures and, as coordinator of Cato’s amicus brief program, filed more than 200 “friend of the court” briefs in the Supreme Court, including one The Green Bag selected for its “Exemplary Legal Writing” collection. He lectures regularly on behalf of the Federalist Society, is a member of the Legal Studies Institute’s board of visitors at The Fund for American Studies, was an inaugural Washington Fellow at the National Review Institute and a Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute, and has been an adjunct professor at the George Washington University Law School. In 2015 National Law Journal named him to its list of 40 “rising stars” in the legal community.

Before entering private practice, Shapiro clerked for Judge E. Grady Jolly of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He holds an AB from Princeton University, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a JD from the University of Chicago Law School (where he became a Tony Patiño Fellow).

More from Ilya Shapiro

Commentary

Why Mitch McConnell Should Eliminate the Judicial Filibuster

The Federalist. November 29, 2016.

Midnight Regulations in Paradise

National Review (Online). November 28, 2016.

Justice Kennedy: the Once and Future Swing Vote

Medium. November 13, 2016.

Articles

Against Judicial Restraint

National Affairs. No. 29. Fall 2016.

Protecting Economic Liberty by Other Means

New York University Journal of Law & Liberty. Vol. 10. No. 1. 2016.

Evenwel v. Abbott: The Court Shanks Its Punt on “One Person, One Vote”

Federalist Society Review. Vol. 17. No. 2. June 2, 2016.

Public Filings

Murray Energy Corp. v. EPA

Legal Briefs. November 25, 2016.

Ferrer v. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations

Legal Briefs. November 22, 2016.

Expressions Hair Design v. Schneiderman

Legal Briefs. November 21, 2016.

Cato Reviews & Journals

Events

Cato in the Courts: Wall Street Edition

December 9, 2016. Capitol Hill Briefing.

Unraveled: Obamacare, Religious Liberty, and Executive Power

September 28, 2016. Book Forum.

15th Annual Constitution Day

September 15, 2016. Conference.