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 The Boston Globe, Fox News, USA Today, The Hill, RealClearPolitics, The Daily Caller, Jurist, The American Spectator, and elsewhere. Ashley is an active member of the Federalist Society, where she serves as a data privacy expert in 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. She regularly speaks on panels and in podcasts.
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. She was an active participant in the effort to confirm these justices as well as several federal court judges.
Much of Ashley’s day-to-day work is at the intersection of the judiciary, administrative law, 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. For example, this year (2019) she has filed comments with the FTC and the NTIA on the topic of consumer data privacy regulations and with the DOJ Antitrust Division regarding competition the digital advertising market.