Joshua Matz is the Publisher of Take Care. He is also of counsel at Gupta Wessler PLLC and Kaplan & Company LLP, and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown Law School. Joshua's practice specialties include appellate litigation, civil rights, criminal justice reform, and constitutional law.
Joshua entered private practice after serving as a law clerk to Justice Anthony Kennedy of the U.S. Supreme Court (2014-15). Previously, Joshua clerked for Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (2013-14), and for Judge J. Paul Oetken of the Southern District of New York (2012-13).
Joshua holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MSt from Oxford University. He 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. From 2011 to 2012, Joshua wrote news round-ups for SCOTUSblog. He spent summer internships at the Innocence Project, the Federal Defender of New York, Public Citizen Litigation Group, and Neufeld Scheck & Brustin. 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.
In June 2014, Joshua and Larry Tribe co-authored an award-winning book entitled Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution. This followed several co-authored articles on LGBT rights, including "The Constitutional Inevitability of Same-Sex Marriage," 71 Md. L. Rev. 471 (2012). In May 2018, Joshua and Professor Tribe published their second book together, To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment. The Economist proclaimed this book "the definitive treatment of a vital subject." Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post declared it "the most important book on impeachment in decades," and David Frum wrote in The Atlantic that its "clear-eyed and clear-thinking message ... deserves the widest audience."
In addition, Joshua has written about a wide range of legal issues, focusing on the role of the Supreme Court, LGBT rights, religious freedom, emoluments, military service by transgender individuals, and the dynamics of presidential impeachment. His articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Harvard Law Review Forum, The Guardian, The Atlantic, USA Today, ACS Blog, and Wired. In April 2017, he delivered a talk at Harvard Law School about "The Legal Resistance to Trump." He has since participated in talks at the 92nd Street Y (here), the National Constitution Center (here), and Politics and Prose (here). In August 2018, he debated Alan Dershowitz regarding the nature of impeachable offenses (here).