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Civil Liberties:
When Everything is a Crime

Trevor Burrus
Research Fellow, Center for Constitutional Studies
Cato Institute
Clark Neily
Senior Attorney
Institute for Justice

On December 14, 2016, the Center co-hosted a half day program in Austin, Texas with America's Future Foundation. The afternoon featured a discussion of civil liberties and controversies that have arisen from legislation and judicial decisions restraining individual freedom.

The event included remarks by Trevor Burrus of the Cato Institute and Clark Neily of the Institute for Justice, as well as a moderated discussion on readings and media related to the subject. The event began with lunch and ended with a reception. 


12:15 - 12:30   

12:30 - 2:00


Lunch and Welcoming Remarks

Trevor Burrus on "Landmark Cases in Civil Liberties Jurisprudence

2:00 - 2:15  


2:15 - 3:30

 Moderated Discussion

3:30 - 4:00


4:00 - 5:00

Clark Neily on "Civil Liberties Litigation"

5:00 - 6:00


Discussion Materials


The Purpose and Limits of Government 

Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affairs (Cato Institute)


Ham Sandwich Nation: When Everything is a Crime

Glenn Harlan Reynolds, Beauchamp Brogan Distinguished Professor of Law

(University of Tennesee, College of Law)


Why Innocent People Plead Guilty

Jed S. Rakoff, United States District Judge


When Everything is a Crime from Reason 

Harvey Silverglate,

Co-Founder of FIRE