Ilya Somin

Ilya Somin is an Associate Professor at George Mason University School of Law, where he teaches constitutional law. He is the author of Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government Is Smarter and The Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain.

Federalism Comes Out as the Winner in Murphy v. NCAA

The Supreme Court’s ruling on sports betting has broad implications for anti-commandeering issues.

On Immigration, Trump Is No Deregulator

The Trump Administration has significantly increased regulation of immigration—to the nation’s detriment.

The Problem of Political Ignorance

Voter ignorance bolsters arguments for judicial review and limited government.

The Justices and the Individual Mandate

Justice Kennedy again appears to be the decisive swing voter.

11th Circuit Rejects Unlimited Power to Impose Federal Mandates

The appeals court demonstrates why health insurance requirement is unconstitutional.