Tiffany Bates

Tiffany Bates

Legal Policy Analyst, Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, Institute for Constitutional Government

Areas of Expertise

  • Courts
  • The Constitution

Tiffany Bates serves as Legal Policy Analyst in the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies.

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Tiffany Bates researches and writes about the courts, judicial nominations, and other constitutional issues as a legal policy analyst in The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies.

She is the co-host of Heritage’s SCOTUS 101 podcast, breaking down what’s happening at the Supreme Court and what the justices are up to.

Bates also coordinates the Meese Center’s appellate advocacy programs, including organizing amicus conferences and moot court sessions to prepare litigators for oral argument in important cases pending before the Supreme Court.

She is a regular contributor to The Daily Signal, Heritage’s multimedia news organization.

Bates holds a bachelor’s degree in politics form Hillsdale College. She is finishing her law degree at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School, where she served as managing editor of the George Mason Law Review and president of the Federalist Society. She also served as executive editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy (symposium edition).

Born in Alpena, Michigan, she currently resides in Washington D.C.



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