Daniel Dreisbach is a professor in the School of Public Affairs at American University. He has previously served as a judicial clerk for a justice on the U. S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and as a public interest lawyer specializing in civil and religious liberties. He has been published in, among others, American Journal of Legal History, Constitutional Commentary, and Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. He earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia, his Ph.D. from Oxford University, and his B.A. from the University of South Carolina at Spartanburg.