Cato Supreme Court Review 2020
Featured Publication

Supreme Court Review

In this annual review from the Cato Institute, Trevor Burrus, Ilya Shapiro and leading legal scholars analyze the 2019–2020 Supreme Court term, specifically the most important and far‐​reaching cases of the year, plus cases coming up. Now in its nineteenth edition, the Review is the first scholarly journal to appear after the term’s end and the only one grounded in the nation’s first principles, liberty, and limited government.

Featured Work


Supreme Disorder: Judicial Nominations and the Politics of America’s Highest Court

The brutal confirmation battles we saw over Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh are symptoms of a larger problem with our third branch of government, a problem that began long before Kavanaugh, Merrick Garland, Clarence Thomas, or even Robert Bork: the courts’ own self‐​corruption, aiding and abetting the expansion of federal power.


Our Experts

Trevor Burrus

Research Fellow, Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies

Robert A. Levy


Walter Olson

Senior Fellow

Roger Pilon

B. Kenneth Simon Chair, Constitutional Studies

Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz

Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies

Ilya Shapiro

Director, Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies

William Yeatman
Research Fellow