Dr. Roger Pilon

Posted in: Crime/Self Defense/Illegal Drugs, Legal/Regulatory/Judicial

Director, Center for Constitutional Studies, Vice President, Legal Affairs , Cato Institute
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Holds the B. Kenneth Simon Chair in Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute.
In 1989, founded Cato's Center for Constitutional Studies to help restore limited constitutional government.
Advocates a judicial philosophy that would be active in securing constitutional limits on federal, state and local government.

Academic Background

B.A.: Columbia University (Philosophy).
M.A.: University of Chicago (Philosophy).
Ph.D.: University of Chicago (Philosophy).
J.D.: George Washington University School of Law.

Publications or Presentations

"The Purpose and Limits of Government," Cato's Letters, No. 13, 1999.
"Property Rights and Regulatory Takings," in Cato Handbook for Congress, 106th Congress (Washington D.C.: Cato Institute, 1999).
"Discrimination, Affirmative Action and Freedom: Sorting Out the Issues," American University Law Review, 1996.

Issue Specialities

Affirmative action, civil rights, civil liberties, constitutional theory, drug policy, federalism, forfeiture law, property rights, eminent domain, judiciary.

Calvert Index

Crime/Self Defense/Illegal Drugs