Kenneth A. Klukowski

General Counsel, American Civil Rights Union and Senior Counsel, First Liberty Institute

Kenneth A. (“Ken”) Klukowski, Esq., is Senior Counsel & Director of Strategic Affairs for First Liberty Institute, specializing in cases involving the First Amendment and freedom of belief and expression. Mr. Klukowski manages the firm’s activities in the Washington, D.C. area, consulting with lawmakers and leaders in our nation’s capital. He is also General Counsel with the American Civil Rights Union.

Mr. Klukowski is a legal scholar who has authored eight law review articles, many of which have been cited by various federal courts and top legal journals. He has previously served as Special Deputy Attorney General of Indiana, and worked on faculty at Liberty University School of Law and at various D.C.-based think tanks.

Mr. Klukowski is an experienced journalist, whose columns have appeared in the Wall Street JournalNew York PostInvestor’s Business Daily, and other leading national publications. A national bestselling author, his most recent book is Resurgent: How Constitutional Conservatism Can Save America, published by Simon & Schuster.

He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, studied history at Arizona State University, earned his law degree from George Mason University, and served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Alice Batchelder on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.


  • J.D., George Mason University School of Law
  • B.B.A., University of Notre Dame

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Publications and Multimedia
Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College - Podcast
Religious Liberties Practice Group Podcast
June 02, 2017
Abramski v. United States - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 3-14-14 featuring Ken Klukowski
March 14, 2014
In Whose Name We Pray: Restoring the Establishment Clause in Town of Greece v. Galloway
Engage Volume 14, Issue 3 October 2013
February 14, 2014
Controlling Gun Control?: The Seventh Circuit Steps In - Podcast
Civil Rights Practice Group and Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group Podcast
April 01, 2013