John S. Baker, Jr.
American Studies (AIPE)
Constitutional Law (LSI)
Dr. John S. Baker is the Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Catholic University of America Law School and Emeritus Professor of Law, Louisiana State University Law School. He also teaches a number of short-courses on separation of powers with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and serves as a visiting professor of law at Georgetown University.
Baker previously worked as an assistant district attorney in New Orleans and has been a consultant to the U.S Department of Justice, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Separation of Powers, the White House Office of Planning, USIA and USAID. In 2006, he was a Fulbright Scholar in the Philippines.
Baker has presented cases in federal court, including oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court. He served on the American Bar Association Task Force that issued the report, The Federalization of Crime. His writings include The Intelligence Edge, Hall's Criminal Law: Cases and Materials, An Introduction to the Law of the United States, as well as articles both on the over-federalization of criminal law and the "war on terrorism."
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