Newhouse focuses on think tank ethics and governance issues as a Lab Fellow at the Safra Center. Most recently, she was a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute's Center for Legal Policy, where she published white papers, law review articles, and popular articles on issues related to civil and criminal justice reform. Previously she was the Director of Educational Programs at the Institute for Humane Studies; a policy analyst at the Cato Institute, where she focused on education reform; and a litigation attorney in private practice. Her scholarly articles appear in the Journal of Law, Economics, & Policy, and the Rutgers Journal of Law and Public Policy. Her popular articles have appeared in Business Week, the Investor's Business Daily, Barron's, the National Law Journal's "Supreme Court Insider," National Review Online, and elsewhere. She holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Washington, a J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law, and a Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard University.