Michael A. Poon

Legal Fellow, Center for the Separation of Powers DC

Michael Poon is a legal fellow at PLF’s Center for the Separation of Powers, where he works to restore the structure of government established by the people in the Constitution. Specifically, his work focuses on strengthening the federal government’s system of checks and balances to protect individual liberty. Michael’s commitment to liberty began with an interest in philosophy in high school and college and is particularly informed by the works of Ayn Rand.

Prior to joining PLF, Michael clerked for the Honorable Edward M. Chen in the Northern District of California. He attended Stanford Law School, where he was a senior editor at the Stanford Law Review. Michael also holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley.

When not reading administrative law, Michael enjoys camping, weightlifting, and spending time with his partner and golden retriever Winston.

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July 16, 2019

Fighting unconstitutional government bureaucracy

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