More on Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement


Jeff Sessions’s Reefer Madness

By Trevor Burrus. June 16, 2017.

President Trump’s Lower-Court Nominees Are as Good as His SCOTUS Pick

By Ilya Shapiro. The Federalist. June 9, 2017.

Parsing the White House Response to Comey’s Testimony

By Julian Sanchez. Just Security. June 9, 2017.

Cato Studies

Street Prostitution Zones and Crime

By Stephen Kastoryano, Paul Bisschop, and Bas van der Klaauw. Research Briefs in Economic Policy No. 74. April 19, 2017.

Deep Racial Divide in Perceptions of Police and Reported Experiences, No Group Is Anti-Cop

By Emily Ekins. Public Opinion Brief No. 1. March 1, 2017.

Stingray: A New Frontier in Police Surveillance

By Adam Bates. Policy Analysis No. 809. January 25, 2017.


Thin Blue Lies: How Pretextual Stops Undermine Police Legitimacy

Jonathan Blanks. Case Western Reserve Law Review. Vol. 66. No. 4. 2016.

Don’t Retreat on “Stand Your Ground” Laws

Ilya Shapiro. America's First Freedom. January 2014.

The Militarization of America’s Police Forces

Cato's Letter. Radley Balko. Vol. 11. No. 4. Fall 2013.

Public Filings

Karsjens v. Piper

By Ilya Shapiro, Bidish Sharma, David McDonald, & Manuel S. Klausner. Legal Briefs. June 22, 2017.

Batato v. United States

By Darpana Sheth, Joshua House, Ilya Shapiro, & Trevor Burrus. Legal Briefs. May 8, 2017.

Minnis v. Illinois

By Ilya Shapiro, Devin Watkins, and David G. Post. Legal Briefs. March 24, 2017.

Cato Reviews & Journals

Crime, the Constitution, and the Trump Administration

Tim Lynch. Policy Report. May/June 2017.

A Price for Injustice

Jonathan Klick and Murat Mungan. Regulation. Summer 2017.

A Tale of Two Inmates: The Human Toll of Incarceration

Policy Report. March/April 2017.


16th Annual Constitution Day

Featuring Roger Pilon, Ilya Shapiro, Clay Calvert, Mark Chenoweth, Robert Corn-Revere, Trevor Burrus, David Goldberg, David G. Post, Thaya Brook Knight, Walter Olson, Richard W. Garnett, Christopher Landau, Neal Katyal, Nina Totenberg, & Philip Hamburger. September 18, 2017. Conference.

Stingrays: A New Frontier in Police Surveillance

Featuring Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Julian Sanchez, Adam Bates, & Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD). February 15, 2017. Policy Forum.

The State of American Criminal Justice

Featuring Harvey A. Silverglate, Matthew Feeney, Adam Bates, Jonathan Blanks, & Trevor Burrus. December 7, 2016. Conference.