Carrie Severino is chief counsel and policy director of the Judicial Crisis Network. In that capacity she has testified before Congress on assorted constitutional issues and briefed Senators on judicial nominations. Ms. Severino has been extensively quoted in the media and regularly appeared on television including MSNBC, FOX, CNN and C-SPAN. She has written and spoken on a wide range of judicial issues, particularly the constitutional limits on government, the federal nomination process, and state judicial selection. Ms. Severino filed three amicus briefs in last term's health care case, and also filed amicus briefs in this term's racial preferences case, Fisher v. Texas, and the Voting Rights Act case, Shelby County v. Holder.
Until March 2010, she was an Olin/Searle Fellow and a Dean's Visiting Scholar at Georgetown Law Center. She was previously a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and to Judge David B. Sentelle of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School, cum laude, of Duke University, and holds a Master’s degree in Linguistics from Michigan State University.