Robert D. Alt
Robert Alt is President of The Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions.
His commentary has appeared in major publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, New York Post, U.S. News & World Report, and The San Diego Union-Tribune. Alt is a regular contributor to National Review Online, where he has published more than one hundred articles and blogs. He has provided commentary on CNN, Fox News Channel, PBS, and numerous syndicated radio programs.
In 2004, Alt spent five months in Iraq as a war correspondent.
Alt has testified before Congress multiple times, including at the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, before the Senate Judiciary Committee concerning the Supreme Court’s approach to its business law docket, before the House Judiciary Committee regarding the Terrorist Surveillance Program and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), and before the Federal Election Commission regarding matters of constitutional and administrative law. He has also testified before the Ohio General Assembly, and before Ohio’s Eminent Domain Task Force.
Prior to leading The Buckeye Institute, he was a Director in the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, under former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese III, at The Heritage Foundation, where he remains a Visiting Senior Legal Fellow. He is a Fellow in Legal and International Affairs at the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, where he serves on the Board of Advisors and has taught constitutional law and political parties and interest groups. He also previously taught national security law, criminal law, and legislation at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He is a regular speaker at dozens of universities and law schools across the country.
Alt graduated from The University of Chicago Law School, following which he clerked for Judge Alice Batchelder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and philosophy from Azusa Pacific University. Alt resides with his wife, son, and two dogs in Columbus, Ohio, and Falls Church, Virginia.