Kaila Philo is a journalist based in Washington, D.C. She writes about politics, policy, and law.

Her work has been published in PoliticoThe New Republic, Washington Monthly, Washingtonian Magazine, Vice News, The Appeal, Jewish Currents, The Baffler, and The Atlantic, where she worked as an editorial fellow from 2019 to 2020.

She’s also worked as a research assistant at Media Matters for America, where she conducted legal research and investigated far-right politicians for the editorial department.

She currently covers the Department of Justice for Courthouse News Service.

Photo courtesy of Audrey Gatewood.