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Anthony Marcum

Research Associate, Governance Project, R Street Institute

Anthony Marcum is research associate with the governance team at the R Street Institute. His research and writing focus mainly on issues concerning the federal judiciary.

Anthony joined R Street in June 2018. Previously, he was a litigation attorney in Michigan, practicing in state and federal court. Before that, Anthony served as a law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia and U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire.

Anthony holds a BA from Ohio State University, a JD from Rutgers Law School, and an LL.M from Georgetown University Law Center. He was an Eagleton Institute of Politics Legislative Fellow from 2013-2014. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife, Meredith.


Packing Supreme Court with more seats does nothing for democracy

January 31, 2019
With control of the House for the first time since 2011, Democrats have proposed a number of legislative initiatives, including ways to reform the federal judiciary. Indeed, following the confirmation… Read More

Will Congress score headlines or legislative wins in next session?

December 13, 2018
The 116th Congress may be doomed before it even begins. Less than one month before the new session gavels in for the first time, members of both the House and… Read More

Arguments against 18 year term limits for the Supreme Court

December 3, 2018
After Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s contentious confirmation, there were numerous cries among politicians and commentators for the need to lower the political temperature around Supreme Court nominations. Since then, one of… Read More

Opinion: Will the Democratic House pursue Kavanaugh’s impeachment?

November 20, 2018
After last week’s midterm elections, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) declared that Democrats in the next Congress will prioritize issues including ethics reform, infrastructure and healthcare. Some committee leaders, however, may… Read More

Sudan v. Harrison: How mailing a foreign embassy created a legal kerfuffle

November 6, 2018
Let’s say you want to sue someone. Along with writing a complaint and filing it with the court, you must be sure the person (or organization) you’re suing has “notice.”… Read More

New R Street policy paper: How young lawyers can help restore congressional capacity

October 17, 2018
Nearly eighty percent of Americans disapprove of the way Congress does its job. Much of the blame can be attributed to its failure to substantively address many of the policy… Read More

Perjury and Polygraphs and Treason, Oh My!

September 11, 2018
Temperatures and political rhetoric were both above average in Washington last week. Democrats accused Brett Kavanaugh of committing perjury during his testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. One group,… Read More

A growing appetite for impeaching judges

September 4, 2018
As the West Virginia Mountaineers begin another college football season in Morgantown, down the road in Charleston, the West Virginia legislature is preparing for its own kind of turf war. Read More

Judge Kavanaugh on “other” areas of criminal law

August 6, 2018
Since Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination, significant attention has been paid to his views on a number of constitutional law issues, including criminal law. Most of the criminal law discussion, however, has… Read More

Don’t place all your hopes (or fears) on a new Supreme Court justice

July 18, 2018
It was a home run for the White House. A senior Supreme Court justice — appointed by a Republican president but who joined the court’s liberal wing in the most controversial… Read More