Christina Sandefur

Executive Vice President, Goldwater Institute
Christina Sandefur

Christina Sandefur is Executive Vice President at the Goldwater Institute. She also develops policies and litigates cases advancing healthcare freedom, free enterprise, private property rights, free speech, and taxpayer rights.

Ms. Sandefur has won important victories for property rights in Arizona and works nationally to promote the Institute's Private Property Rights Protection Act, a state-level reform requires government to pay owners when regulations destroy property rights and reduce property values. She is also a co-drafter of the Right to Try initiative, now law in over half of the states, which protects terminally ill patients' right to try safe investigational treatments that have been prescribed by their physician but are not yet FDA approved for market.

Ms. Sandefur is the co-author of the book Cornerstone of Liberty: Private Property Rights in 21st Century America (2016). She is a frequent guest on national television and radio programs, including Fox Business's Stossel, Dick Morris, and The Armstrong & Getty Show. Her litigation and policy work has been featured in National Review, The Washington Post, Human Events, The American Spectator, and The Weekly Standard, among others. She has provided expert legal testimony to various legislative committees and is a frequent speaker at conferences.

Ms. Sandefur is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Law and Hillsdale College.

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Publications and Multimedia
Protecting Property Rights in the Sharing Economy - Podcast
Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group Podcast
July 15, 2016
Preserving Freedom: Federal vs. State Power - Event Audio/Video
2016 Annual Western Chapters Conference
February 17, 2016
PPL Corporation and Subsidiaries v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 6-10-13 featuring Christina Sandefur
June 10, 2013
PPL Corporation and Subsidiaries v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 3-4-13 featuring Christina Sandefur
March 04, 2013