Dillon Chepp is a Constitutional Law Fellow at PLF, working through the Koch Associate Program, where he advocates for change to restrictive, anti-liberty state policies. Dillon was inspired to join the pro-liberty movement by a broad range of conservative and libertarian scholars, including John Locke, Thomas Sowell, F.A. Hayek, Antonin Scalia, and Walter Williams.
Upon joining PLF, Dillon began working with the litigation teams focusing on free speech and administrative searches. Owing to his interests in both law and policy, Dillon transitioned to PLF’s Legal Policy Team, where he now focuses on reforming emergency powers, judicial deference, and other separation of powers issues.
In law school, Dillon worked as a clerk for Senator Chuck Grassley’s Finance Committee staff, focusing on oversight and investigations, and then on his Judiciary Committee staff. He also spent time in law school as a clerk for the D.C. Department of Corrections; as a research assistant for American University Washington College of Law’s nascent Tech, Law, and Security Program, and as treasurer of the school’s Federalist Society chapter. During this time, Dillon developed a keen interest in technology law and policy and is excited about using this passion to augment his ability to defend individual liberties.
Dillon earned a BA in political science at the University of Florida and a JD at American University Washington College of Law. Originally from South Florida, Dillon enjoys getting acclimated to snow and real seasons. He is also a big Florida Gators fan and a slightly lesser fan of all South Florida professional sports teams.
In late January 2020, Arizona logged its first recorded Covid infection. Just over six weeks later, the pandemic had spread so widely that Gov. Doug Ducey declared a statewide emergency. As we've passed the anniversary of that emergency declaration, it's worth reflecting on what we've learned from the extraordinary events of the last year. One ...