Thomas A. Berry, Cato Institute

Thomas A. Berry

Cato Institute

Falls Church, VA, United States

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Past articles by Thomas:

Public Schools Can't Control Students' Private Speech

The Supreme Court should make clear that public schools can’t monitor and censor student speech 24/7. → Read More

The Impeachment Was a Watershed Moment for Legal Blogging

Before Congress could even return to the ransacked Capitol, legal scholars were already discussing whether the Senate could try and convict an impeached official who was no longer in office. → Read More

What Can We Learn from the Last Senate Trial of a Former Official?

The 1876 impeachment trial of William Belknap featured a constitutional debate that foreshadowed the second impeachment of Donald Trump. → Read More

Late Impeachment: An In-Depth Account of the Belknap Trial

The purpose of this series is to summarize the remaining relevant arguments from the Belknap trial. → Read More

Are 13 Current Cabinet Members Unconstitutional?

There’s a serious constitutional problem with nearly all of President Biden’s acting cabinet secretaries. → Read More

To Be Liable for Fraud, You Have to Have Actually Defrauded Someone

Lower courts have allowed a case to proceed without establishing that the defendant made any misrepresentations on which plaintiffs detrimentally relied. → Read More

Targeting Gun Owners Is Unconstitutional

A California law allows retired government agents, but not concealed-carry licencees, to carry guns in school zones. → Read More

Neil Gorsuch: Judicial Humility and Religious Pluralism

When it comes to judicial wisdom, sometimes the most important virtue is knowing what shouldn’t be decided. → Read More

Campaign-Finance Rules Chill Speech Unrelated to Election Campaigns

McCain-Feingold ensnares a think tank that wants to speak about the merits of certain legislation. → Read More