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Robert A. Levy

Robert A. Levy is chairman of the board of the Cato Institute and the organizer and financial backer behind District of Columbia v. Heller, the landmark 2008 case in which the Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to gun ownership. 

Mr. Levy's writing has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, National Review, and many other publications. His latest book is The Dirty Dozen: How 12 Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom

He frequently discusses public policy on national radio and TV programs, including ABC’s Nightline, Fox’s The O’Reilly Factor, PBS’s Newshour, and NBC’s Today Show.

Mr. Levy received his PhD in business from the American University in 1966. That year he founded CDA Investment Technologies, a major provider of investment information and software. Levy served as CEO until 1991. He received a JD from George Mason School of Law om 1994, where he was chief articles editor of the law review and class valedictorian. After clerking for Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, he was an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University from 1997 until 2004.

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