Steven Calabresi is George C. Dix Professor of Law at Northwestern University. He is a cofounder of the Federalist Society and is current chairman of its board. Recently, he has contributed to debate at Politico magazine, as well as continued legal publications.
Civilian trial of 9-11 defendants
He supports the decision of Eric Holder and Barack Obama to conduct U.S. v. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, et al. in a civilian court, based on his interpretation of Constitutional separation of powers. Only the Judiciary, he believes, has the power to punish; the military's own courts are an exception required for the maintenance of discipline among the armed services. 
Mandatory healthcare insurance
- BA cum laude, Yale University, 1980
- JD, Yale University, 1983
- Law Clerk, Hon. Antonin Scalia, U.S. Supreme Court, 1987-88
- Steven Calabresi (17 November 2009), Obama has lived up to his oath of office by scheduling these trials before a life-tenured judge and jury, The Arena: Has Obama "bet his presidency," as Pat Buchanan says, on the outcome of the terror trials in NYC?
- Steven Calabresi (18 September 2009), Yes, Mandatory healthcare insurance is unconstitutional, The Arena: Healthcare: Is "mandatory insurance" unconstitutional?