Topic: Rule of Law’s Blessings
Josh Hawley is the new Attorney General for the State of Missouri. He is from Lexington, Missouri, in rural Lafayette County. Josh graduated from Rockhurst High School in Kansas City and went on to graduate with honors with an AB in history from Stanford University in 2002. In 2006 he earned his law degree at Yale Law School and served as a clerk to Chief Justice John Roberts at the U.S. Supreme Court. Josh served as a Judicial Clerk in the Court of Appeal and the United States Supreme Court from 2007-2008. He practiced law from 2008 to 2011 before becoming an associate professor of law at the University of Missouri, School of Law at Columbia. Josh has also served as senior counsel to the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.
In the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby in 2014, “Hawley was instrumental to obtaining the landmark victory that protects the religious liberty of all Americans.” He is a strong supporter of Ethics Reform in Jefferson City that will include the Attorney General’s office. He is pro-Second Amendment, pro-life, and has protected Missouri farmers by stopping Obama’s “Clean Power Plan” in court. He opposes the EPA’s overreaching in the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule and wants to fix the illegal immigration issue and border security problem. He is dedicated to stopping frivolous lawsuits with Tort Reform, defending religious liberty, and continues to push back on Obamacare. He is married and has two children.