Paul Brian Tayloris the Senior Republican Counsel on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties for the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in the United States House of Representatives. Previously, he served over 20 years as Counsel and Chief Counsel for the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the House Committee on the Judiciary. During that time, Mr. Taylor helped shepherd federal bills to signature into law by Presidents of both political parties, laws dealing with such subjects as voting and civil rights, free speech, liability reform, sexual abuse, and continuity in government during extraordinary circumstances. He is the author of over a dozen law review articles on legal reform, constitutional law, religious liberty, and other topics, and a contributor to the Heritage Guide to the Constitution. Prior to working on Capitol Hill, Mr. Taylor worked as an associate at Kirkland & Ellis, and Covington & Burling, in Washington, D.C. Mr. Taylor is a graduate of Yale College and the Harvard Law School, and an occasional cartoonist.