Buckley practiced law and recently retired from a career at the United States Court of Federal Claims, where he served as the chief of staff and senior law clerk to the chief judge of the court and as acting clerk of the court. He was national chairman of Young Americans for Freedom, a conservative youth organization founded in 1960 at the home of author and columnist William F. Buckley, Jr. He has also worked for the American Conservative Union, the National Tax Limitation Committee, the Cato Institute, the Institute for Humane Studies and the Law and Economics Center of George Mason University School of Law.
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