Claremont Institute

Anthony T. Caso

Director, Constitutional Jurisprudence Clinic


Professor Anthony T. Caso is the Director of the Claremont Institute’s Constitutional Jurisprudence Clinic, based at Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law.

The Constitutional Jurisprudence Clinic focuses primarily on appellate level litigation in cases that raise issues of original meaning of the Constitution or other founding era principles of government and individual liberty. Professor Caso’s ideas and work were cited by the Honorable Justice Clarence Thomas in his dissenting opinion in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council, 133 S.Ct. 2247 (2013).

Professor Caso received his B.A. in Political Science from La Verne College, his J.D. from University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law, and completed his studies with an M.B.A. from Golden Gate University. From 1979 to 2007, Professor Caso served in various capacities at the Pacific Legal Foundation, ending his tenure as senior vice president and chief counsel. During this time, he organized and managed an extensive legal team, litigating nationwide primarily in state and federal appellate courts, finding success at every level of the state and federal court system, including the United States Supreme Court.

Professor Caso has represented many amici before the Supreme Court in cases such as Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency, Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp., and Arizona v. The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. 

Professor Caso’s recent scholarship includes “Can States Require Proof of Citizenship for Voter Registration?—Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona” in the Federalist Society’s Journal, Engage (2013). Bloomberg News also published his op-ed, “The Supreme Court’s World Class Blunder in Arizona Voter Case,” in June 2013. Organizations including New York University Law School and the Constitutional Law Colloquium have invited Professor Caso to present on subjects such as “Compelling the Conscience,” “Affirmative Action in College Admissions,” “The President’s Power to Preempt,” and “The Supreme Court and the Contraceptive Mandate.”

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