Mike Lee is a United States senator from Utah and a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Lee’s interest in the Supreme Court began when he was only ten years old and his father, the late Rex Edwin Lee—then serving as President Ronald Reagan’s solicitor general—started bringing the future senator with him when he argued cases before the Court. After graduating from law school, Lee served as a law clerk to Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., first on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and then on the Supreme Court. Before entering politics, Lee served as an assistant U.S. attorney and later as general counsel to Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. During his years in private practice, he specialized in appellate and Supreme Court litigation.
Lee, a New York Times bestselling author, has written several books on American political and legal history.