American attorney, co-founder of the Institute for Justice
Clint Bolick

Clint Bolick (born 26 December 1957) is an Associate Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court. Previously, he served as Vice President of Litigation at the Goldwater Institute, where he litigated against governments and government employees on behalf of citizens. He co-founded the Institute for Justice, where he was the Vice President and Director of Litigation from 1991 until 2004. He led two cases that went before the Supreme Court of the United States. He has also defended state-based school choice programs in the Supreme Courts of Wisconsin and Ohio.

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Hoover Institution
"A legal pioneer in a number of areas, Bolick is perhaps best known for his leadership in defending state-based school choice programs. He has argued and won significant cases in both state and federal courts, winning school choice victories in the Supreme Courts of Wisconsin, Ohio, and Arizona, as well as in Zelman v. Simmons-Harris before the Supreme Court of the United States."
Laissez Faire Books
Includes Bolick's comments on his favorite books
"Bolick is co-founder, vice president and litigation director of the Institute for Justice, Washington, D.C. This is a public interest law firm that helps defend individual liberty against government regulation. Among other things, Bolick has successfully defended America's first tuition voucher program (in Milwaukee) and defeated barriers to entry in various professions."

Awards Received

1999 Szasz Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Cause of Civil Liberties, by Center for Independent Thought, Thomas S. Szasz Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Cause of Civil Liberties, 1999
"Chip Mellor and Clint Bolick of the Institute for Justice, for their litigation and cutting-edge constitutional work in favor of economic liberty, property rights, and school choice."


Hoover Institution, Research Fellow
Institute for Justice, Founder; Vice President, 1991-2005

Web Pages

Advocates for Self-Government - Libertarian Education: Clint Bolick - Libertarian
Includes photograph and biographical summary (from Laissez Faire Books)


Clint Bolick - Hero of the Day, The Daily Objectivist, 2000
Biographical essay
"Bolick is also an author; his most recent books are The Affirmative Action Fraud and Grassroots Tyranny: The Limits of Federalism. One of Bolick's premier passions is school choice. His first battle in that arena was over the pioneering voucher program in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The educrats rolled out all their cannon, but couldn't beat Bolick."

Books Authored

Leviathan: The Growth of Local Government and the Erosion of Liberty, 2004
Related Topic: Limited Government
Transformation: The Promise and Politics of Empowerment, 1998
Voucher Wars: Waging the Legal Battle over School Choice
    by Clint Bolick, Cato Institute, 2003
Contents: Introduction - Laying the Groundwork - Polly - False Starts - And Then There Were Five - Valley Forge - One in the Bank - A Blizzard of Decisions - Battles Within and Without - The Road to the Supremes - D-Day - The Road Ahead - Lessons
Related Topic: Educational Freedom

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