Jeffrey Rosen

Jeffrey Rosen
Professor of Law
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
United States
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Jeffrey Rosen is a Professor of Law at The George Washington University Law School. He is also the President and CEO of the National Constitution Center and a Contributing Editor of The Atlantic. Rosen is a graduate of Harvard College, Oxford University, and Yale Law School. His latest book, for the American Presidents Series, is William Howard Taft. His other books include: Louis D. Brandeis: American ProphetThe Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America, the best-selling companion book to the award-winning PBS series; The Most Democratic Branch: How the Courts Serve America; The Naked Crowd: Freedom and Security in an Anxious Age; and The Unwanted Gaze: The Destruction of Privacy in America. Professor Rosen is coeditor, with Benjamin Wittes, of Constitution 3.0: Freedom and Technological Change. His essays and commentaries have appeared in The AtlanticThe New York Times Magazine, on National Public Radio, in The New Republic, where he was the legal affairs editor, and in The New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer. He hosts the weekly "We the People" podcast. The Chicago Tribune named him one of the ten best magazine journalists in America, and the Los Angeles Times called him the nation's most widely read and influential legal commentator.

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BA, Harvard University; BA, Oxford University; JD, Yale University

In the News

"John Roberts Is Just Who the Supreme Court Needed"

July 13, 2020

Jeffrey Rosen writes in The Atlantic that Chief Justice John Roberts has worked to put institutional legitimacy above partisanship.

"National Constitution Center Pres.: ‘The Supreme Court Hasn’t Become a Liberal Court by Any Stretch of the Imagination'"

June 20, 2020

Jeffrey Rosen discussed on MSNBC's "Live with Ali Velshi" how the conservative Supreme Court justices are guided by the Constitution.

"Breaking Down the Supreme Court's Landmark Ruling"

June 16, 2020

Jeffrey Rosen discussed on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" the landmark decision that LGBTQ workers are protected from job discrimination.

"Hamilton Would Not Have Stood for Trump's New Constitutional Theory"

April 17, 2020
Jeffrey Rosen writes in The Atlantic how Founding Father Alexander Hamilton would be critical of Trump's ideas about the scope of his power.

"An Impeachment Trial Recap"

February 06, 2020

Jeffrey Rosen moderates a discussion on Trump's impeachment with Andrew F. Knaggs and Peter J. Smith for the We the People podcast.