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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 academic work has appeared in journals such as the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, the Albany Government Law Review, and the Syracuse Law Review, and his popular writing has appeared Forbes, USA Today, the Huffington Post, the New York Daily News, and others. He is the editor of A Conspiracy Against Obamacare (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). 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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Cato Studies


Ending Legalized Piracy: Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform

Policy Priorities for the 114th Congress. 2015.

Truthiness and the First Amendment

Journal of Constitutional Law Heightened Scrutiny. Vol. 16. May 2014.

Reducing the Drug’s War Damage to Government Budgets

Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. Vol. 35. No. 2. Spring 2012.

Public Filings

Mountain West Holding Co. v. Montana

Legal Briefs. May 11, 2015.

Commonwealth v. Lucas

Legal Briefs. April 24, 2015.

Horne v. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Legal Briefs. March 9, 2015.


Selections from the Cato Institute’s Policy Priorities for the 114th Congress

March 20, 2015. Capitol Hill Briefing.

Originalism and the Good Constitution

September 29, 2014. Book Forum.

13th Annual Constitution Day

September 17, 2014. Conference.