Ilya Somin is Professor of Law at George Mason University. During the Spring 2020 semester, he is serving as a Visiting Scholar at the Georgetown Center for the Constitution, at Georgetown University Law Center. His research focuses on constitutional law, property law, and the study of popular political participation and its implications for constitutional democracy. He is the author of Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom (Oxford University Press, forthcoming), Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter (Stanford University Press, 2d ed., 2016), and The Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain (University of Chicago Press, 2015, rev. ed., 2016). Somin writes regularly for the popular Volokh Conspiracy law and politics blog, now affiliated with Reason magazine.