Doug is a litigator, author, activist, and non-profit entrepreneur. He is CAC’s founder and President. Doug previously founded Community Rights Counsel (CRC), CAC’s predecessor organization, and directed CRC for more than a decade before CAC’s launch. In 2011, the National Law Journal recognized Doug as a “legal visionary” for CAC’s success in “reclaiming the Constitution for the legal left.”
Doug has represented clients in state and federal appellate courts around the country and has co-authored more than two dozen briefs filed before the U.S. Supreme Court, representing clients including the National Governors Association, the National League of Cities, the League of Women Voters, the American Judicature Society, and many of the nation’s preeminent constitutional scholars.
Doug is regularly called on to speak as an expert on a wide range of legal topics. He has been quoted in more than 500 national news stories, appeared on television dozens of times, and been an on-air guest on NPR more than a dozen times. His commentary has run in The New Republic, Slate, and dozens of major papers, including The Washington Post, USA Today, and The Los Angeles Times. Doug contributes regularly to Huffington Post, where his commentary on legal developments is regularly featured on the site’s homepage. Doug is the co-author of three books, and the lead author of numerous book chapters, reports, and studies. His academic writings have appeared in scholarly journals, including the Virginia Law Review.Doug received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Virginia.
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