Contributor

Ari Melber

MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent, Attorney

<a href="http://www.arimelber.com">Ari Melber</a> <br /> <br /> Ari Melber is a co-host on MSNBC’s ensemble show “The Cycle,” airing daily at 3pm E.T., he writes “<a href="http://tv.msnbc.com/author/msnbcmelber/" target="_hplink">The Law of Politics</a>” for MSNBC.com, a reported blog on politics, law and constitutional rights, and he is a correspondent for <em>The Nation</em>.<br /> <br /> <strong><u>Contact:</u></strong><br /> <br /> amelber (at) hotmail.com <br /> <a href="http://www.facebook.com/arimelber" target="_hplink">Facebook</a><br /> <a href="http://twitter.com/arimelber">Twitter</a><br /> <br /> From 2009 to 2013, Melber practiced law at a major New York firm, specializing in First Amendment, reporter’s privilege and copyright litigation. He received a J.D. from Cornell Law School, where he was an editor of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy.<br /> <br /> Previously, he served as a legislative aide to Sen. Maria Cantwell and as a national staff member of the 2004 John Kerry Presidential Campaign. <br /> <br /> His writing has been published by <em>The Atlantic, Reuters, Salon, The Stranger</em>, and <em>Politico</em>, among others, and his views on politics and law have been quoted by publications such as <em>The Washington Post, The New York Times</em> and <em>Time</em>. <br /> <em><br /> <em><br /> Read Melber's latest writing <a href="http://tv.msnbc.com/author/msnbcmelber/" target="_hplink">here</a>.</em>