Timothy Sandefur

Vice President for Litigation, Goldwater Institute
Timothy Sandefur

Timothy Sandefur is Vice President for Litigation at the Goldwater Institute. Before joining Goldwater, he served 15 years as a litigator at the Pacific Legal Foundation, where he won important victories for economic liberty in several states. He is the author of four books, Cornerstone of Liberty: Property Rights in 21st Century America (coauthored with Christina Sandefur, 2016), The Right to Earn A Living (2010), The Conscience of The Constitution (2014), and The Permission Society(forthcoming, 2016), as well as some 45 scholarly articles on subjects ranging from eminent domain and economic liberty to antitrust, copyright, slavery and the Civil War, and political issues in Shakespeare, ancient Greek drama, Star Trek, and The Walking Dead. He is an Adjunct Scholar with the Cato Institute, a graduate of Hillsdale College and Chapman University School of Law.


B.A., Hillsdale College
J.D., Chapman University

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Publications and Multimedia
Texas and Regulation - Event Audio/Video
Second Annual Texas Chapters Conference
September 22, 2016
The New Trail of Tears: How Washington Is Destroying American Indians - Podcast
Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group Podcast
September 07, 2016
The Conscience of the Constitution - Podcast
Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group Podcast
February 07, 2014
Stolt-Nielsen S. A. v. AnimalFeeds Int’l Corp. – Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 05-06-10 featuring Timothy Sandefur
May 06, 2010
SCOTUScast 4-9-09 featuring Timothy Sandefur
Ysursa v. Pocatello Education Association
April 09, 2009
SCOTUScast 1-13-09 featuring Timothy Sandefur
Ysursa v. Pocatello Education Association
January 13, 2009
Rule of Law or Rule of Judges (or Both)? - Event Audio
San Francisco Lawyers Chapter
October 08, 2008
SCOTUScast 7-2-07 featuring Timothy Sandefur
Wilkie v. Robbins
July 02, 2007