Roger Pilon

Roger Pilon

Roger Pilon is Vice President for Legal Affairs for the Cato Institute, and an American libertarian legal theorist. In particular, he has developed a libertarian version of the rights theory of his teacher, noted philosopher Alan Gewirth. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Roger Pilon has 63 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1987 Forum as a Director for the Asylum Policy of the Department of Justice. The year with the most videos was 2012 with eight videos as a Founding Director for the Center for Constitutional Studies of the Cato Institute. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2016 with an average of 1,093 views per program. Most appearances with Ilya Shapiro (10), Randy E. Barnett (8), Alan B. Morrison (4). Most common tags: Constitution, Executive Branch, Separation of powers.

Appearances by Title:c. February 3, 2000 - Present Vice President, Legal Affairs, Cato Institute Videos: 20 c. December 23, 1993 - Present Founding Director, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute Videos: 34


Senior Fellow, Cato Institute c. January 27, 1989 - c. December 23, 1993 Videos: 8 Director, Asylum Policy, Department of Justice c. October 16, 1987 - c. January 27, 1989 Videos: 1

Recent Appearances

  • Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention, Day 1, Panel 2

    Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention, Day 1, Panel 2

    Judge William Pryor, who was on President-elect Trump’s list as a possible U.S. Supreme Court nominee, moderated a discussion on the importance Justice…

  • <em>The Permission Society</em>

    The Permission Society

    Timothy Sandefur talked about his book The Permission Society: How the Ruling Class Turns Our Freedoms into Privileges and…

  • <em>Our Republican Constitution</em>

    Our Republican Constitution

    Randy Barnett talked about his book Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of We the People, in which he…

  • <em>Lawless</em>


    Professor David Bernstein talked about his book, Lawless: The Obama Administration’s Unprecedented Assault on the…

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