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Elizabeth Slattery

Elizabeth H. Slattery focuses her research on issues such as the scope of the Constitution’s commerce clause, equal protection, federal preemption and election laws as senior legal policy analyst in The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies.

Slattery also studies and writes about the Supreme Court, judicial confirmations, the proper role of the courts and methods of judicial interpretation. She coordinates the Meese Center’s moot court program, which prepares litigators for oral argument in important cases pending before the Supreme Court.

In addition to writing and co-authoring research papers, Slattery regularly contributes to Rule of Law posts on Heritage’s policy blog, The Foundry. Her work also has appeared in news venues such as The Daily Caller and U.S. News & World Report as well as the reference publisher ABC-CLIO.

A legal policy analyst at Heritage since 2011, she was promoted in 2013 to senior legal policy analyst. She joined Heritage in 2007 as a legal assistant.

Born Elizabeth Garvey in Omaha, Neb, she grew up in Louisville, Ky. She is a graduate of the George Mason University School of Law and holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Xavier University. She and her husband, Brian, reside in Arlington, Va.

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