The Adams Center Presents: Timothy Sandefur

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The Right to Earn a Living Timothy Sandefur is a principal attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation in Sacramento, Calif. As the lead attorney in the foundation’s economic liberty project, he has undertaken several projects designed to limit government regulation. He also has worked to prevent the expansion of eminent domain laws, having litigated important eminent domain cases in California, Missouri and elsewhere and having filed briefs in many significant eminent domain cases, including Kelo v. New London. Sandefur is the author of two books, Cornerstone of Liberty: Property Rights in 21st Century America and The Right to Earn A Living: Economic Freedom And The Law, as well as some 40 scholarly articles on subjects ranging from eminent domain and economic liberty to copyright, evolution and creationism, and the legal issues of slavery and the Civil War. His articles have appeared in Liberty, National Review Online, The Claremont Review of Books, Forbes Online, The San Francisco Chronicle, Regulation and The Washington Times, among other places. He is an adjunct professor of law at the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. In February 2006, he became one of the youngest attorneys ever featured on the cover of California Lawyer magazine. He is a frequent guest on radio and television programs, including The Armstrong and Getty Show, the Jim Lehrer News Hour and NPR’s This American Life. Sandefur is a graduate of Chapman University School of Law and Hillsdale College.

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