Before coming to the Institute, Steve spent five years as a litigator with the international law firm Shearman & Sterling. Steve has authored and co-authored articles and practice guides on federal securities laws, the non-delegation doctrine, and the First Amendment. He is a graduate of New York Law School, where he was a managing editor and articles editor of the law review. After law school, he spent two years clerking for Judge Lenore C. Nesbitt on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Steve is a member of the bars of New York, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia.
The astonishing size and scope of our federal government is no longer news to anyone who has been paying attention to the ongoing budget battles in Washington, D.C. But what may be surprising is that not all of the blame for our bloated, controlling federal government lies with Congress. The U.S. Supreme Court shoulders much of the blame as well.
While today's Supreme Court case will not affect as many laws as Citizens United, it promises to be just as controversial.