Edward Lazarus, a graduate of Yale and Yale Law School, served as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun, worked in the U.S. Attorney's office in Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles office of the law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, and was named Chief of Staff of the Federal Communications Commission on June 29, 2009, which office he left in 2013. The author of two books, he has written for such publications as The Atlantic Monthly, U.S. News & World Report, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. He is the author of Closed Chambers, a controversial look at the inner workings of the Supreme Court, and Black Hills, White Justice, on the legal history of the Sioux Nation's land claims against the United States for compensation for the Black Hills—for which his father, Arthur Lazarus, Jr. was a principal attorney—culminating in the United States Supreme Court's ruling in United States v. Sioux Nation of Indians.
BLACK HILLS/WHITE JUSTICE: The Sioux Nation Versus the United States, 1775 to the Present (HarperCollins, 1991)
CLOSED CHAMBERS: The Rise, Fall, and Future of the Modern Supreme Court (Times Books , 1998)