Tim Lynch

Adjunct Scholar and Former Director, Project On Criminal Justice, Cato Institute

Topics: Criminal Law & Procedure • Civil Rights • Free Speech & Election Law • International & National Security Law

Tim Lynch is an attorney specializing in criminal law, constitutional law, and civil liberties. He is an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute and the former director of Cato’s Project on Criminal Justice. His research interests include all aspects of constitutional criminal procedure, overcriminalization, the drug war, and police and prosecutorial misconduct. In 2000, he served on the National Committee to Prevent Wrongful Executions. Lynch also prepares amicus briefs before appellate courts and 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 Prohibition: An Adult Approach to Drug Policies in the 21st Century.

Lynch has published a variety of articles in both the law journals and in opinion pieces for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and other newspapers. 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 Virginia, Wisconsin, District of Columbia, and Supreme Court bars. He earned both a BS and a JD from Marquette University.

 

Mr. Lynch can be reached via email at timlynch1776@gmail.com.