John Whitehead is a leading attorney and author who has written, debated and practiced widely in the defense of constitutional law and human rights.
His mission for protecting the persecuted and oppressed led him to establish The Rutherford Institute, a nonprofit civil liberties and human rights organization whose international headquarters are located in Charlottesville, Virginia where Whitehead acts as President and national spokesperson.
In addition to writing a weekly commentary that is posted on The Rutherford Institute’s website, Whitehead is published in several hundred newspapers (including the New York Times, LA Times, Washington Post, and USA Today) and national radio campaigns. His aggressive, pioneering approach to civil liberties issues has made him the subject of numerous newspaper, magazine and television profiles, ranging from Gentleman's Quarterly to CBS' 60 Minutes and his work has earned him numerous accolades, including the Hungarian Medal of Freedom.
Whitehead has been interviewed on such notable national media venues such as Crossfire, O’Reilly Factor, CNN Headline News, Larry King Live, Nightline, Dateline, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, CBS This Morning, Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer, FOX News Sunday, Hardball, and even internationally on television.
Whitehead has filed numerous amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court.
He has also been co-counsel in several landmark Supreme Court cases as well.
His law reviews have been published in Emory Law Journal, Pepperdine Law Review, Harvard Journal on Legislation, Washington and Lee Law Review, Cumberland Law Review, Tulsa Law Journal and the Temple University Civil Rights Law Review.