Ilya Shapiro
Ilya Shapiro
Ilya Shapiro
Ilya Shapiro is a senior contributor to The Federalist. He is a senior fellow in Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute and Editor-in-Chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review. Follow him on Twitter, @ishapiro.
Obama Has Lost In The Supreme Court More Than Any Modern President

The Obama administration has lost most of its lawsuits that wound up in the U.S. Supreme Court. That’s far short of the modern presidential record.

How This Election Turned Me Into A Libertarian

Even though I’ve previously been pragmatic about allying with politicians I disagree with, both major parties’ candidates are so bad I’m voting Libertarian with a clean conscience.

How John Roberts Begat Donald Trump

If I have to point to a moment that spawned the current annus horribilis, it would have to be John Roberts’s vindication of Obamacare on June 28, 2012.

There Are Better Reasons To Vote Against Trump Than Judge Picks

Donald Trump may not know originalism from origami, but at least he listened to the right adviser on potential judicial appointments.

Will The Real Government Crony Please Stand Up?

A North Carolina court case involving pushy dentists showcases how bad laws let some people employ government power to block entrepreneurs.

Hobby Lobby: Government Can’t Violate Religious Liberties Willy-Nilly

The Hobby Lobby decision has nothing to do with big business, freedom to use contraceptives, or preferencing religious liberty above everything else.

Justice Stevens Is Right: Good Or Bad, Death Penalty Is Constitutional

Too many commentators conflate that with which they agree with that which the constitution requires.