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A Libertarian Litigator Dons the Judge's Robes: New at Reason

Clint Bolick, a co-founder of the Institute for Justice, was for years one of the libertarian movement's most successful trial lawyers.

Gage SkidmoreGage SkidmoreClint Bolick, a co-founder of the Institute for Justice, was for years one of the libertarian movement's most successful trial lawyers. In 2002, his advocacy for school choice culminated in the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Zelman v. Simmons-Harris, in which Cleveland's pioneering school voucher program was upheld. Three years later, he argued and won Granholm v. Heald, in which the Court struck down protectionist state laws that banned the direct sale of wine to consumers from out-of-state wineries.

In 2007, he joined the Goldwater Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, as vice president for litigation. But now Bolick is shaping the law from the other side of the bench, writes Damon Root.

Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore

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