Timothy Sandefur is Vice President for Litigation at the Goldwater Institute. Before joining Goldwater, he served for 15 years as a litigator at the Pacific Legal Foundation, where he won important victories for economic liberty in California, Kentucky, Missouri, Oregon, and other states, and participated in many significant eminent domain cases, including Kelo v. New London. He is the author of three books, Cornerstone of Liberty: Property Rights in 21st Century America (second edition, coauthored with Christina Sandefur, 2016), The Conscience of The Constitution (2014), and The Right to Earn A Living: Economic Freedom And The Law (2010), as well as some 45 scholarly articles on subjects ranging from eminent domain and economic liberty to antitrust, copyright, evolution and creationism, slavery and the Civil War, and legal issues in Shakespeare and ancient Greek drama. He is an adjunct scholar with the Cato Institute, and his articles have appeared in The Cato Supreme Court Review, The Claremont Review of Books, Liberty, National Review, Reason.com, The San Francisco Chronicle, Regulation, The Washington Times, and elsewhere. He is a frequent guest on radio and television programs, including Stossel, Kennedy, The Armstrong and Getty Show, and CSPAN’s Book TV.

More from Timothy Sandefur



In Defense of Substantive Due Process, or the Promise of Lawful Rule

Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. Vol. 35. No. 1. Winter 2012.

Public Filings

R.P. & S.P. v. Los Angeles Dept. of Children & Family Services

Legal Briefs. November 8, 2016.

Sensational Smiles, LLC v. Mullen

Legal Briefs. November 17, 2015.

Rosebrock v. Hoffman

Legal Briefs. February 23, 2015.