Since starting at IJ in 2008, Jason has represented, among others, landlords and tenants in their challenge to an unconstitutional rental-inspection program in Red Wing, Minn. He also has defended the free speech rights of grassroots activists in Washington State, and protected property owners from eminent domain abuse in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Prior to joining IJ-MN, Jason served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Edith H. Jones of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and Judge Christopher Dietzen of the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Jason was also a high school teacher and journalist before beginning his legal career.
Jason received his law degree cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2006, where he served as an articles editor for the Minnesota Law Review and president of the Federalist Society student chapter. Jason received his undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of St. Thomas (MN).
Jason is an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law School. He also serves on the board of advisors of the University of St. Thomas Journal of Law & Public Policy, as well as the board of the Federalist Society Minnesota Lawyers Division.
“Judicial activism” is a term on the lips of people across the political spectrum. Unfortunately, it has come to mean little more than “a decision I don’t like” that strikes down some law or government program as unconstitutional (such as corporate speech restrictions or Obamacare).