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Attorney specializing in criminal law and civil liberties
Tim Lynch is an attorney that writes about the Constitution and civil liberties. His research interests include overcriminalization, the drug war, the militarization of police tactics and prosecutorial power. 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. Lynch has published articles in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, ABA Journal, and the National Law Journal. He has appeared on The PBS NewsHour, NBC Nightly News, ABC World News Tonight, and C-SPAN's Washington Journal. Lynch is a member of the Wisconsin, District of Columbia, and Supreme Court bars. He earned both a B.S. and a J.D. from Marquette University.