Rob Natelson contracts as the Independence Institute’s Senior Fellow in Constitutional Jurisprudence and heads our Article V Information Center. His scholarly research into the history and legal meaning of the Constitution has been cited repeatedly at the U.S. Supreme Court, both by parties and by justices. For example, justices have cited his works 17 times in five different cases since 2013. During the Supreme Court term ending in June, 2016 parties referenced his work in 12 different briefs and petitions for certioriari.
Rob is especially known for his studies of the Constitution’s original meaning. His research has carried him to libraries throughout the United States and in Britain, including four months at Oxford. The results have included several break-though discoveries.
Rob has written the highly influential Article V Handbook for state lawmakers, the popular book, The Original Constitution: What It Actually Said and Meant, and numerous shorter pieces for media outlets such as the Washington Post, the Washington Times, the Denver Post, the American Spectator, the Wall Street Journal, the American Thinker, CNSNews, and the Daily Caller.
He is widely acknowledged to be the country’s leading scholar on the Constitution’s amendment procedure and among the leaders on several other topics. He is also Senior Fellow in Constitutional Jurisprudence at the Heartland Institute in Chicago and at the Montana Policy Institute in Bozeman, Montana.
Rob was a law professor for 25 years, serving at three different universities. Among other subjects, he taught Constitutional Law, Constitutional History, Advanced Constitutional Law, and First Amendment. He is also the Senior Fellow in Constitutional Jurisprudence at the Montana Policy Institute.
For more detailed information on Rob, visit his website at robnatelson.com.