David Post


Trained originally as a physical anthropologist, Post was one of the first, and remains one of the leading, Internet law scholars in the United States. He has been a member of the faculties of Columbia University (Department of Anthropology) and the law schools at Georgetown, George Mason, and Temple University (a position from which he recently retired), a practicing lawyer at the Washington DC law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, and a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He is the author of In Search of Jefferson's Moose: Notes on the State of Cyberspace (Oxford, 20
Latest from David Post

Is the Supreme Court allergic to math?

Will the Court's unwillingness to confront the mathematical analyses in this term's "partisan gerrymandering" case cause it to abdicate its responsibility to keep the electoral process fair and unbiased?

October 19, 2017

‘Even the losers get lucky sometimes’ — Tom Petty, RIP

For Tom Petty, fundamentally, it was all about the music.

October 6, 2017

This American madness

There has been a fair bit of talk of late about how America is going crazy, and it's on days such as this one that I fear there's something to it.

October 2, 2017

Cato Constitution Day symposium this Monday

Happy 230th Constitution.

September 14, 2017

First Amendment banned from D.C. Metro — literally!

The ACLU files suit on behalf of itself, Milo Yiannopoulos, Carafem and PETA in D.C. federal district court arguing that a WMATA policy is a violation of the First Amendment.

August 16, 2017

Go OSU! Smash the Black and Orange!

Three different OSUs make for complicated trademark law.

August 1, 2017

What did the ‘Crown prosecutor’ know, and when did he know it?

And the more important question is, "Why didn't Donald Trump Jr. even ask to whom the email was referring?"

July 18, 2017