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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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Picking up Demos’s Gauntlet

by Trevor Burrus on Sep 11, 2013

Trevor Burrus offers some advice to those who want to argue against libertarianism.

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Bad Arguments for Libertarianism: Merit

by Trevor Burrus on Apr 26, 2012

Burrus draws an important distinction between merit and output and cautions libertarians from relying on merit-based arguments.

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On Belonging to Governments or Markets

by Trevor Burrus on Sep 13, 2012

Burrus furthers the libertarian argument against the widely-held belief that we “all belong to government.”

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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. 

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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.