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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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Nancy MacLean and the Lazy Jury Fallacy

by Trevor Burrus on Jul 31, 2017

If you think certain policies will lead to a bad outcome, it doesn’t mean supporters of those policies intend that bad outcome.

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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.

Video Collection

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.

Around the Web

Welcome to the Statrix

featuring Trevor Burrus on Feb 12, 2018

Burrus describes how the state destroys our ability to conceive of a world where it doesn’t take on certain tasks.

Free Thoughts

Pharmaceutical Freedom (with Jessica Flanigan)

featuring Trevor Burrus on Jun 8, 2018

We discuss the rights of self-medication; rights to purchase and use unapproved treatments, prohibited drugs, and pharmaceuticals without a prescription.