Josh Blackman is an Associate Professor of Law at the South Texas College of Law Houston who specializes in constitutional law, the United States Supreme Court, and the intersection of law and technology. Josh is the author of the critically acclaimed Unprecedented: The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare. He was selected by Forbes Magazine for the “30 Under 30″ in Law and Policy. Josh is the author of over two dozen law review articles, and his commentary has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, L.A. Times, and other national publications. Josh has joined several legal briefs on behalf of the Cato Institute in challenges to Obamacare and executive action on immigration. He has also co-authored several essays and op-eds with Cato senior fellow Ilya Shapiro, including an article in the Cato Supreme Court Review. Josh is the founder and President of the Harlan Institute, the founder of FantasySCOTUS, the Internet’s Premier Supreme Court Fantasy League, and blogs at You can view Josh’s C.V. here.

More from Josh Blackman


Birthright Citizenship Is a Constitutional Mandate

The Wall Street Journal. October 31, 2018.

Testing California’s ‘Sanctuary’ Laws

The Wall Street Journal. March 13, 2018.

A Better Way to Give Trump More Judgeships to Fill

National Review (Online). December 18, 2017.

Public Filings

In the Matter of Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007

Public Comments. July 1, 2016.

United States v. Texas

Legal Briefs. April 4, 2016.

Zubik v. Burwell

Legal Briefs. January 11, 2016.

Cato Reviews & Journals

The Travel Bans

Supreme Court Review. 2017-2018.

United States v. Texas (Scalia, J., concurring)

Supreme Court Review. 2015-2016.

The Tell-Tale Privileges or Immunities Clause

Supreme Court Review. 2009-2010.