Ilya Shapiro, Manhattan Institute

Ilya Shapiro

Manhattan Institute

Falls Church, VA, United States

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  • Manhattan Institute
  • The Federalist
  • Washington Examiner
  • Cato Institute
  • The Hill
  • The Daily Beast
  • Forbes

Past articles by Ilya:

Abolish DEI Bureaucracies and Restore Colorblind Equality in Public Universities

*/ There is a lot that state legislatures can do to reverse the illiberal takeover of higher education through Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) offices that, ironically, stifle intellectual diversity, prevent equal opportunity, and exclude anyone who dissents from a rigid orthodoxy. Here are... → Read More

MI Responds: Carson v. Makin

Manhattan Institute scholars respond to the Supreme Court's decision this morning in Carson v. Makin, in which the court rejected Maine's ban on state funding to religious schools. → Read More

Falls Church Superintendent Segregates Kids Whose Parents Opt Out Of Masking

Kids whose parents object to masking, like most of the country has been doing all school year, will be physically set apart from their peers. → Read More

What happened when I ran for school board in Virginia

An education in establishment paranoia, local voter engagement, and the unpredictability of democracy. → Read More

The voter suppression lie

Busting the dangerous 'Jim Crow' myths around Georgia's new election law. → Read More

SCOTUS Commission Is Big and Progressive--and Largely beside the Point

No “reform” can fix a situation whereby powerful justices apply divergent interpretive theories that map onto partisan preference when the parties are ideologically sorted and polarized. → Read More

Georgia Election-Law Backlash Exposes Outrageous Double Standard

Calling laws like Georgia’s “Jim Crow 2.0” is just as dangerous for the confidence the citizenry must have in our electoral processes as spreading myths about illegitimate elections. → Read More

Bureaucrats Keep Legally Harassing The Federalist Over A Twitter Joke

Domenech's tweet was a joke, not a threat. FDRLST Media is not a cartoonishly evil mega-conglomerate with its own salt mine. → Read More

Sheldon Whitehouse's Mistaken Crusade against the Supreme Court

His attack on amicus briefs and their funders is misguided. It also misplaces the causation arrow between funding and issue advocacy. → Read More

The President Can Self-Pardon, but It Would Be an Impeachable Offense

Even if the president has the power to pardon himself, he shouldn’t exercise it. → Read More

Supreme Court Can Make Future Elections Less Litigious

An Arizona case provides an opportunity to set a legal framework and allow states to reform electoral regulations given lessons from 2020. → Read More

What If It's Close on Election Day?

An outline of legal and constitutional elections that might come into play over the next week, month, and beyond. → Read More

The U.S. Has Neither Systemic Voter Fraud nor Voter Suppression

Bipartisan attacks on our nation’s institutions and the integrity of our electoral processes create the appearance of consensus that our government is illegitimate. → Read More

Amy Coney Barrett Hearings Shine a Light on the Differences Between the Two Parties

With the two parties adopting incompatible judicial philosophies, it’s impossible to find an “uncontroversial” nominee. → Read More

The brilliance lives loudly within her

Amy Coney Barrett has the potential to be an intellectual leader on the Supreme Court. → Read More

Just Accept It: The Supreme Court Has Always Been Political

Even in the earliest days, it was rare for someone to be on the Supreme Court short list of presidents from different parties. → Read More

Amy Coney Barrett a Perfect Choice for Half of America

Judge Barret could be an intellectual leader on the Supreme Court → Read More

The Debate over Mail-in Voting, Ballot Harvesting, and More

The election can’t be a free‐​for‐​all; procedures need to be set and communicated now. → Read More

This Is Your Constitution on Drugs

The Drug War has affected such principles as limited government, federalism, and the separation of powers, all while casting doubt on America’s commitment to the rule of law. → Read More

John Roberts Outsmarts Himself Yet Again

The chief justice’s ruling in the term’s big abortion case is just the latest example of his making rulings on strategic rather than legal grounds. → Read More