“Never in living memory has our country been more polarized and divided than we are now. I’m concerned that we may have come to a fateful crossroads in our nation’s history, and I joined the One America Movement’s board to help ensure we take the right path.”Clark Neily
One America Movement Board Development Chair Clark Neily is Senior Vice President for Legal Studies at the Cato Institute. His areas of interest include constitutional law, judicial engagement, coercive plea bargaining, police accountability, and gun rights.
Before joining Cato in 2017, Neily was a senior attorney and Constitutional litigator at the Institute for Justice and director of the Institute's Center for Judicial Engagement. Neily has been an adjunct professor at George Mason's Antonin Scalia School of Law and the University of Texas.
He served as co-counsel in District of Columbia v. Heller, in which the Supreme Court held that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to own a gun.
Neily received a Bachelor of Arts in Plan II (with concentrations in philosophy and Russian) from the University of Texas at Austin, and he also received his law degree from the University of Texas, where he was Chief Articles Editor of the Texas Law Review. Neily is the author of Terms of Engagement: How Our Courts Should Enforce the Constitution's Promise of Limited Government, and he also contributed a chapter to libertarianism.org's Visions of Liberty.