Ashley Baker is the Director of Public Policy at the Committee for Justice. Her focus areas include the Supreme Court, technology and regulatory policy, and judicial nominations. Her writing has appeared in Fox News, USA Today, The Boston Globe, The Hill, RealClearPolitics, The American Spectator, and elsewhere.
Ashley is an active member of the Federalist Society, where she serves as a member of the Regulatory Transparency Project's Cyber & Privacy working group. As a member of the Republication National Lawyers Association, she has served as a speaker on the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary.
As an expert on the judicial nomination process, Ashley worked closely on the efforts to confirm Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. During the Kavanaugh confirmation, she wrote extensively on his record as a federal judge on the D.C. Circuit, focusing on administrative law and free speech.
Much of Ashley’s work is at the intersection of the courts, regulation, and technology. For example, she focused closely on the recent cell phone privacy case, Carpenter v. United States, and its implications for the future of privacy. During the Supreme Court’s last term, her attention was on three cases involving antitrust lawsuits, editorial discretion and free speech, and executive agency deference.
Ashley also engages in policy analysis and outreach on legislation and regulations related to these issues by writing op-eds, letters to Congress for committee hearings, and regulatory comments. This year she has filed comments with the FTC and the NTIA on the topic of consumer privacy and with the DOJ Antitrust Division regarding competition in advertising.