Trevor Burrus

Trevor Burrus is a research fellow at the Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies. His research interests include constitutional law, civil and criminal law, legal and political philosophy, and legal history. His work has appeared in the Vermont Law Review, the Syracuse Law Review, and the Jurist, as well as the Washington TimesHuffington Post, and the Daily Caller. He holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a JD from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

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Answering Questions about Libertarianism

featuring Trevor Burrus and Aaron Ross Powell on May 12, 2020

Join the hosts of the Free Thoughts podcast as they answer questions about libertarian philosophy and policy.

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Should Libertarians Vote?

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Trevor Burrus, Jason Kuznicki, Jim Harper, & Michael F. Cannon on Nov 9, 2016

Aaron Powell and Trevor Burrus debate Jim Harper and Michael Cannon on the merits of voting.

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What is a Law?

featuring Trevor Burrus on May 18, 2015

Trevor Burrus explains the meaning and origin of the common law, and differentiates that kind of law from rules that come about via regulation and legislation.

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Are There Too Many Laws?

featuring Trevor Burrus on Apr 9, 2015

Trevor Burrus discusses the problem of complex regulatory legal systems and how this leads to unnecessary mass incarceration.