James L. Buckley served as a United States Senator for the state of New York and as a judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Judge Buckley also served as an under secretary of State and, later, as President of Radio Free Europe during the Reagan administration. He was the lead petitioner in the landmark Supreme Court case Buckley v. Valeo, which shaped modern campaign finance law. Judge Buckley is the author of three books, most recently Freedom at Risk: Reflections on Politics, Liberty, and the State. He is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School.