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Justice Clint Bolick

Justice Bolick
EDUCATION:
B.A., Drew University, magna cum laude with honors in Political Science, 1979
J.D., University of California at Davis, 1982
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Arizona Supreme Court, January 2016 - Present

Vice President for Litigation, Goldwater Institute, 2007 - 2016

President and General  Counsel, Alliance for School Choice, 2004 - 2007
Co-founder and Vice President for Litigation, Institute for Justice, 1991 - 2004
Director, Landmark Center for Civil Rights, 1988 - 1991

Staff Attorney, US Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, 1986 - 1987

Special Assistant, US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1985 - 1986

Staff Attorney, Mountain States Legal Foundation, 1982 - 1985

 

SELECTED PUBLIC SERVICE:

Commissioner, Industrial Commission of Arizona, 2015 - 2016

Co-chairman, Governor's Transition Team, Committee on Federalism, 2014 - 2015

Board Member, BASIS Schools, Inc., 2006 - 2016

Board Member, Great Hearts Academies, 2005 - 2016

Board Member, Arizona Charter Schools Association, 2006 - 2014

Commissioner, US Commission on Civil Rights, Arizona State Advisory Committee, 2006 - 2010

 

HONORS AND AWARDS:

UC Davis School of Law, Annual Alumni Lecture, 2014

Drew University, Alums Who Move the World, 2014

Legal Times, 90 Greatest DC Lawyers in Past 30 Years, 2008

Bradley Prize, 2006

American Lawyer, Nation's 3 Lawyers of the Year, 2002

Thomas J. Szasz Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Cause of Civil Liberties, 1999

Women's Freedom Foundation, Second Annual Leadership Award, 1997

 

SELECTED BOOKS & LAW REVIEW ARTICLES:

Immigration Wars:  Forging an American Solution (with Jeb Bush), 2013

David's Hammer:  The Case for an Activist Judiciary (2007)

Leviathan:  The Growth of Local Government and the Erosion of Liberty (2004)

Voucher Wars:  Waging the Legal Battle Over School Choice (2003)

"Vindicating the Arizona Constitution's Promise of Freedom," 44 Ariz. St. Univ. L. J. 505 (2012)

"State Constitutions as a Bulwark for Freedom," 37 Okla. City Univ. L. Rev. 1 (2012)

"The Constitutional Parameters of School Choice," B.Y.U.L. Rev. 335 (2008)