Horace Cooper

Senior Fellow

Horace Cooper is a senior fellow of The Heartland Institute. He is also a writer and legal commentator.

Cooper is an adjunct research fellow with the National Center for Public Policy Research and a senior fellow with the Institute for Liberty. From June 2005 - June 2007 he was a visiting assistant professor of law at George Mason University School of Law. While at GMUSL his research focus was on U.S. intellectual property rights policy, the role of the United States Supreme Court in the American constitutional system, political forecasting, the legislative process, and federal labor law.

Cooper served in senior capacities in the George W. Bush administration including stints as chief of staff at the Voice of America and the Department of Labor's Employment Standards Administration. He previously served as counsel to the Honorable Richard K. Armey, Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives from 1994 to 2002.

Cooper's interests include current issues involving law and American society, technology, political forecasting, and the changing makeup of the United States Supreme Court.