I am honored to have had the opportunity to interview Wisconsin Trial Court Judge Jim Troupis about the concept of liberty on multiple occasions in 2016. Judge Troupis and I discussed six different types of liberty in the course of our conversations, and the interviews were originally delivered to Pursuit Nation in six different episodes of The Do Your Thing Podcast. But because these ideas are so fundamentally important to understand, and because I frequently refer back to my conversations with Judge Troupis in my blog posts, I wanted to bring all of those conversations together under one roof. So here it is: LTP’s six-part miniseries on liberty featuring Judge Jim Troupis in its entirety!
Judge Jim Troupis
Judge Jim Troupis is a trial court judge in the State of Wisconsin. In the course of his career, Judge Troupis has helped reshape national policies on numerous issues, including collective bargaining reform, Voter ID, campaign finance laws, and veterans’ rights. As a staunch proponent of free speech, Judge Troupis successfully fought to protect the First Amendment rights of dozens of grassroots organizations across the state of Wisconsin in 2010.
Judge Troupis has served as regional or national lead counsel to multiple presidential candidates. He is also the past Chairperson of the Governor’s Judicial Advisory Committee, past President of the Federal Court Bar Association, and has served on numerous committees and commissions as a select member.
In addition to his legal work, Judge Troupis speaks and writes on issues of liberty and freedom across multiple forms of media, and has twice been invited to teach on the importance of freedom and the law as an international professor at a Russian Law School.
Judge Troupis graduated with Honors from Northwestern Law School, where he was the Edwin Austin Scholar, received the William Jennings Bryan Award, and was named as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.