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Joshua Matz

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Joshua Matz is the Publisher of Take Care. He is also of counsel at Gupta Wessler PLLC and Kaplan & Company LLP. His practice specialties include appellate litigation, civil rights, consumer protection, 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 SCOTUSblogForbes 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 (Henry Holt & Co). 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 Tribe will publish their second book together, To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment (Basic Books). 

In addition, Joshua has written about a wide range of legal issues under President Trump, focusing on LGBT rights, religious freedom, emoluments, anti-corruption rules, and the role of the Supreme Court. His articles have appeared in the Washington Post, The Guardian, The Atlantic, ACS Blog, and Wired Magazine. In April 2017, he delivered a talk at Harvard Law School about "The Legal Resistance to Trump."

Joshua and Amir Ali co-teach a course at Georgetown University Law Center entitled "Constitutional Litigation and the Current Administration." More information on that course can be found here.

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Versus Trump: The View From 10,000 Feet (Joshua Matz Speech)

4/19/18  //  Commentary

On a new episode of Versus Trump, we bring you a podcast version of the speech that Take Care publisher Joshua Matz gave at Harvard Law School on April 3, 2018. The talk, titled "The Legal Resistance to Trump," describes themes, achievements, and limitations of various lawsuits challenging the Trump Administration and its policies. Listen now!

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Here's Why SCOTUS Should Block Travel Ban 3.0

4/17/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

The government can't act based on animus toward particular religions. But that's exactly what Trump did.

Joshua Matz

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The Legal Resistance to Trump

4/5/18  //  Quick Reactions

A wide-ranging, thematic talk at Harvard Law School

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Trump is Running on Animus Autopilot

3/28/18  //  Commentary

We thus live in a strange new world, where bigots serve openly and soldiers are forced into closets.

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Defending Civil Rights in Starkville, Mississippi

2/27/18  //  Latest Developments

A new lawsuit seeks to protect freedom of speech and equal protection for LGBT people in Mississippi

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Symposium on 'Constitutional Coup' by Jon Michaels

1/14/18  //  Latest Developments

Take Care is pleased to host a symposium on Constitutional Coup

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