Michael P. Farris has been an active conservative leader since the late 1970s. He was the founding president of the Home School Legal Defense Association and Patrick Henry College. As a constitutional litigator, Mike has argued before the appellate courts of 13 states, eight federal circuit courts of appeals, and twice before the Supreme Court of the United States, where in 2018 he successfully argued NIFLA v. Becerra, which protected the free speech rights of California’s pro-life pregnancy centers. Mike has written fifteen books and numerous scholarly and popular articles. He is an honors graduate of Western Washington State College (BA, Political Science), Gonzaga University School of Law (JD), and the University of London (LLM, Public International Law). Mike is married to Vickie and they have 10 children and approximately three times that number of grandchildren. He is also an Elder at Cornerstone Chapel in Leesburg, Virginia.