Stacy Livingston is a legal fellow at the Knight First Amendment Institute. In the first few months of her fellowship, Livingston co-authored an amicus brief filed in the United States Supreme Court in Gonzalez v. Google, a case that provided the Court’s first opportunity to interpret Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. She has also contributed to the Knight Institute’s work challenging dragnet social media registration requirements under the First Amendment, helping to draft an amicus brief in the Second Circuit case Antonyuk v. Nigrelli. Her other projects involve digital privacy for young people, the government’s power to bar users from accessing social media, and protections for independent research about the online platforms that shape our lives.
Livingston holds a B.A. summa cum laude from Dartmouth College and a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. During law school, she served as a teaching fellow for the legal research and writing program and ran the Ames Moot Court Competition in her role as a vice president of the Board of Student Advisers. Livingston also worked as a teaching assistant for courses in civil procedure and the First Amendment, a judicial intern in federal district court, and a research assistant for the Harvard Access to Justice Lab. During her summers, she interned for the Legal Aid Society’s Special Litigation Unit, the Pro Se Litigation Clinic at the Southern District of New York, and Public Citizen Litigation Group.