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David Fontana is the Samuel Tyler Research Professor at George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC. Before coming to GW Law, he clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, went to law school at Yale, and attended graduate school at Oxford. He is the author or co-author of papers on constitutional or comparative constitutional law that have been or will be published by leading scholarly journals in law, including the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Columbia Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, Virginia Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Texas Law Review, UCLA Law Review, and the Southern California Law Review, among others.
Fontana also writes about constitutional issues for a number of general interest publications, including most frequently as a contributor to the Washington Post Magazine. He regularly consults with Congress, presidential campaigns, and foreign constitution-drafters on issues of constitutional law. His new book on the problems caused by politics being controlled by a few neighborhoods in a few metropolitan areas is forthcoming in 2024.
Fontana will be the Daniel P.S. Paul Visiting Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School in the spring of 2023.
BA, University of Virginia; JD, Yale University
David Fontana is quoted by CNN about Justice Sonia Sotomayor's dissents expressing her displeasure with the decisions of a conservative Supreme Court.
David Fontana joins the NPR podcast "Think" to discuss how members of Congress are increasingly detached from the communities they represent.
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