Tim Lynch

Adjunct Scholar and Former Director, Project On Criminal Justice, Cato Institute

Topics: Criminal Law & Procedure • Civil Rights • Free Speech & Election Law • International & National Security Law

Tim Lynch is an attorney specializing in criminal law, constitutional law, and civil liberties. He is an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute and the former director of Cato’s project on criminal justice. His research interests include the War on Terror, overcriminalization, the drug war, the militarization of police tactics, and gun control. In 2000 he served on the National Committee to Prevent Wrongful Executions. Lynch has also filed several amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court in cases involving constitutional rights. He is the editor of In the Name of Justice: Leading Experts Reexamine the Classic Article “The Aims of the Criminal Law” and After Prohibition: An Adult Approach to Drug Policies in the 21st Century.

After joining Cato in 1991 Lynch published articles in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles TimesABA Journal, and the National Law Journal. He appeared on The NewsHour with Jim LehrerNBC Nightly News,ABC World News Tonight, Fox’s The O’Reilly Factor, and C-SPAN’s Washington Journal. Lynch is a member of the Wisconsin, District of Columbia, and Supreme Court bars. He earned both a BS and a JD from Marquette University.

Mr. Lynch can be reached via email at timlynch1776@gmail.com.

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