Interview with Ilya Somin. Ilya Somin is a Professor of Law at George Mason University. His research focuses on constitutional law, property law, and the study of popular political participation and its implications for constitutional democracy. Somin is the author of “Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter” and “The Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain.” He is the coauthor of “A Conspiracy Against Obamacare: The Volokh Conspiracy and the Health Care Case” and co-editor of “Eminent Domain: A Comparative Perspective.” From 2006 to 2013, he served as co-editor of “The Supreme Court Economic Review,” one of the country’s top-rated law and economics journals. Somin earned his B.A., Summa Cum Laude, at Amherst College, M.A. in Political Science from Harvard University, and J.D. from Yale Law School.