Adam Bates is an attorney and policy advocate. He currently works for an non-profit organization that provides direct legal representation to refugees. Before that, he worked on criminal justice and civil liberty issues at the Cato Institute, focusing on the drug war, surveillance, police militarization, and gun rights. He received a BA in Political Science from the University of Miami (FL) and both a law degree and a Masters in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Michigan. Despite growing up in Oklahoma and currently residing outside Washington, D.C., Adam is a born Texan.




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