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Joshua Matz


Of Counsel, Gupta Wessler PLLC; Of Counsel, Kaplan & Company LLP, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.St., Oxford; J.D., Harvard

Joshua Matz is Of Counsel at Gupta Wessler PLLC and Kaplan & Company LLP. He entered private practice after serving as a law clerk to...

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Joshua Matz is Of Counsel at Gupta Wessler PLLC and Kaplan & Company LLP. He entered private practice after serving as a law clerk to Justice Anthony Kennedy of the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and Judge J. Paul Oetken of the Southern District of New York. He now maintains an active constitutional litigation and civil rights practice. He is among counsel to the plaintiffs in two cases against President Trump under the Foreign and Domestic Emoluments Clauses. He has also represented constitutional scholars as amici in the travel ban litigation and various LGBT rights cases.

In 2012, Professor Matz and Professor Larry Tribe published “The Constitutional Inevitability of Same-Sex Marriage,” 71 MD. L. REV. 471 (2012). Two years later, they co-authored an award-winning book about the Supreme Court, Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution. In May 2018, Professors Matz and Tribe will publish their second book together, To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment.

Professor Matz is also the publisher of Take Care, a blog dedicated to analysis of legal issues raised by Donald Trump’s presidency. He has written about a wide range of questions under President Trump, including the legality of the revised travel ban, the significance of the special prosecutor appointment, and President Trump’s continuing emoluments violations. His articles have appeared in the Washington Post, The Guardian, The Atlantic, ACS Blog, and Wired. Professor Matz graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he served as Articles & Book Reviews Chair of the Harvard Law Review and president of the American Constitution Society. Forbes named Joshua to its “30 under 30” Law & Policy List for 2014, and in 2016 named him an “Alumni All-Star” of past Law & Policy honorees.

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