Cristian Farias is a writer-in-residence at the Knight Institute. Until recently, he was a member of the editorial board at The New York Times, where he covered the U.S. Supreme Court, criminal justice, civil rights, and other legal issues. Before that, he was a legal columnist for New York Magazine, a Supreme Court reporter for The Huffington Post, and has written for The New Republic, Slate, The New York Review of Books, and other publications. In addition, Cristian has served as a writer-in-residence at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and was a legal editor for Radiolab’s More Perfect, a podcast about the Supreme Court. Before he attended law school, Cristian was also a probation officer in the New Jersey court system.
During his residency at the Institute, Cristian will undertake a major investigative project focused on freedom of expression and the U.S. border.
- Noel Francisco, Trump’s Tenth Justice, The New York Review of Books, April 9, 2018
- Is There Racist Intent Behind the Census Citizenship Question?, The New Yorker, June 26. 2019
- Editorial: Federal Prosecutors Need a Watchdog, Too, The New York Times, Dec. 25, 2018
- He Won a Landmark Case for Privacy Rights. He's Going to Prison Anyway, The New York Times, June 13, 2019
- We've Already Litigated This, Slate, Dec. 4, 2017
- The Border Is a Constitution-Free Zone for Agents Who Shoot and Kill. But Maybe Not for Long. (with Roque Planas), HuffPost, Feb. 20, 2017