The Top 10 Libertarian Supreme Court Decisions


It's no secret the U.S. Supreme Court has often been a disappointment to libertarians. Whether the justices are giving the green light to eminent domain abuse, securing absolute immunity for dissolute prosecutors, or rubber-stamping the latest power grab from Washington, the Court routinely fails to live up to James Madison's famous description of the judicial branch as "an impenetrable bulwark against every assumption of power in the legislative or executive."

But that doesn't mean the High Court always gets it wrong, writes Senior Editor Damon Root. Here are 10 Supreme Court decisions still standing where the Court put individual liberty and limited government first.