Robert A. Levy
- Robert Levy, The Cato Institute
Robert A. Levy is chairman of the Cato Institute's board of directors. He joined Cato as senior fellow in constitutional studies in 1997 after 25 years in business. He is a member of the board of the Federalist Society, and also sits on the boards of the Institute for Justice and the George Mason University School of Law. He founded CDA Investment Technologies, a major provider of financial information and software, and was its CEO until 1991. Dr. Levy clerked for Judge Royce C. Lamberth on the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., and for Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. From 1997 until 2004, Dr. Levy was an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University. He has written numerous articles on investments, law, and public policy. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, National Review, and many other publications. Dr. Levy has also discussed public policy on national radio and TV programs, including ABC's Nightline, CNN's Crossfire, Fox's The O'Reilly Factor, MSNBC's Hardball, and NBC's Today Show. His latest book, co-authored with William Mellor, is The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom. Dr. Levy received his Ph.D. in business from the American University and his J.D. degree from the George Mason University School of Law.
Dr. Levy will examine the powers of government and the rights of individuals from three perspectives: libertarian, conservative, and liberal. He will highlight the differences by discussing the constitutional implications of three topics in today's news: campaign finance reform, the right to same-sex marriage, and the mandate in Obamacare to purchase health insurance.
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