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Expertise: Courts, constitutional law

Ian Millhiser is a Senior Fellow at American Progress. His work focuses on the Constitution and the judiciary.

Ian previously was a Policy Analyst and Blogger for ThinkProgress, held the open government portfolio for CAP’s Doing What Works project, and was a Legal Research Analyst with ThinkProgress during the nomination and confirmation of Justice Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court. He also clerked for Judge Eric L. Clay of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and has worked as an attorney with the National Senior Citizens Law Center’s Federal Rights Project, as assistant director for communications with the American Constitution Society, and as a Teach For America corps member in the Mississippi Delta.

He received a B.A. in philosophy from Kenyon College and a J.D., magna cum laude, from Duke University, where he served as senior note editor on the Duke Law Journal and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Ian is a frequent speaker on constitutional topics, and has spoken at numerous law schools including Yale, Michigan, Georgetown, Berkeley, New York University, and Boston College. His writings appeared in a diversity of legal and mainstream publications, including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, U.S. News and World Report, The Guardian, AOLNews, The American Prospect, Politico, Huffington Post, Slate, The National Law Journal, The Yale Law & Policy Review, and The Duke Law Journal. He has been a guest on CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazerra, and Fox News, and many radio stations including NPR and the BBC.

By Ian Millhiser
King v. Burwell Explained in 3 MinutesCenter for American ProgressMarch 2, 2015
Ask the Expert: The Politicization of the ConstitutionCenter for American ProgressSeptember 17, 2012
Voter Suppression 101Center for American ProgressApril 4, 2012
Paul Clement’s Fake ConstitutionCenter for American ProgressMarch 23, 2012
What Happens If the Individual Mandate Is Struck Down?Center for American ProgressMarch 7, 2012
Not Even CloseCenter for American ProgressMarch 7, 2012
Words Still Matter, Even in the Supreme CourtCenter for American ProgressNovember 14, 2011
What If the Tea Party Wins?Center for American ProgressSeptember 16, 2011
The Eleventh Circuit’s Affordable Care Act Decision Cannot Be Squared With The ConstitutionThinkProgressAugust 15, 2011
Worse Than LochnerYale Law and Policy ReviewJune 3, 2011
The Goodwin Liu Nomination: Impaired JudgmentLos Angeles TimesJune 1, 2011
The Fake James MadisonCenter for American ProgressMay 27, 2011
Don’t Speak: If You Want to Be a Judge Someday You’d Better Shut Your MouthCenter for American ProgressMay 20, 2011
Disqualifying ExcellenceCenter for American ProgressMay 5, 2011
Tea Party Edits Founders to Suit Its Own AgendaFredericksburg.comFebruary 28, 2011
The Tenthers Are Coming—and They Don’t Want You to Go to CollegeCampus ProgressFebruary 7, 2011
Interactive Assessment: Judge Vinson’s Affordable Care Act DecisionCenter for American ProgressFebruary 2, 2011
Health Reform Will Survive in the CourtsAOL NewsFebruary 1, 2011
Clearly ConstitutionalCenter for American ProgressJanuary 18, 2011
Déjà Vu All Over AgainCenter for American ProgressJanuary 3, 2011
The Most Neglected BranchCenter for American ProgressDecember 15, 2010
Health Care Ruling: Good News for Reform BackersAOL OpinionDecember 13, 2010
First MondayCenter for American ProgressOctober 4, 2010
The Tyranny of the TimepieceCenter for American ProgressSeptember 28, 2010
Minority RulesCenter for American ProgressSeptember 28, 2010
Infographic: Running Out the ClockCenter for American ProgressSeptember 28, 2010
Ask the Expert: Why Aren’t Judicial Nominees Being Confirmed?Center for American ProgressAugust 16, 2010
Living Out The True Meaning of Our CreedCenter for American ProgressAugust 6, 2010
What’s Next After KaganCenter for American ProgressAugust 6, 2010
Delaying the InevitableCenter for American ProgressAugust 3, 2010
Falling Off a CliffCenter for American ProgressJuly 30, 2010
Doomed to Repeat HistoryCenter for American ProgressJuly 19, 2010
Narrowly Dodged Bullets: John Roberts’s Dissenting OpinionsCenter for American ProgressJune 28, 2010
Could Scalia Get Confirmed by Today’s Conservatives?AOL NewsJune 28, 2010
Halting IT BoondogglesCenter for American ProgressJune 28, 2010
Executive Privilege 101Center for American ProgressJune 1, 2010
Experience Comes from More than a Judge’s RobeCenter for American ProgressMay 13, 2010
A Qualified and Faithful Legal MindCenter for American ProgressMay 13, 2010
A Victory for Equal JusticeCenter for American ProgressMay 10, 2010
A Snail Mail Law in a Digital WorldCenter for American ProgressApril 26, 2010
Standing Still as the Ground Shifted Right Under HimCenter for American ProgressApril 9, 2010
Immigration NationCenter for American ProgressApril 8, 2010
If at First You Don’t Succeed, Hope for Activist JudgesCenter for American ProgressMarch 23, 2010
Improving Government EfficiencyCenter for American ProgressMarch 15, 2010
Closed Eyes, Black LungsCenter for American ProgressFebruary 18, 2010
“Connecting the Dots” Requires a Commitment to IT InfrastructureCenter for American ProgressJanuary 11, 2010
The First Stage of an Open Government RevolutionCenter for American ProgressDecember 11, 2009
Beyond Sotomayor’s ConfirmationCenter for American ProgressAugust 7, 2009
Ask the Expert: A Judge With Loyalty to the LawCenter for American ProgressJuly 9, 2009
Myth vs. Fact: Conservative Attacks on Judge Sonia SotomayorCenter for American ProgressJuly 8, 2009