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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


Harris v. Quinn and the Extraordinary Privilege of Compulsory Unionization

New York University Annual Survey of American Law. 2015.

From Status to Contract to Status: Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and the Primitivism of Politics

New York University Journal of Law and Liberty. Vol. 9. No. 1. 2015.

Ending Legalized Piracy: Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform

Policy Priorities for the 114th Congress. 2015.

Public Filings

Hines v. Alldredge

Legal Briefs. July 24, 2015.

United States v. Batato

Legal Briefs. July 8, 2015.

In re Tam

Legal Briefs. June 18, 2015.


14th Annual Constitution Day

September 17, 2015. Conference.

The Conservatarian Manifesto

July 14, 2015. Book Forum.

#CatoConnects: Scholars Answer Your Questions on King v. Burwell

June 25, 2015. Cato Connects.