Supreme Court

Reason's Damon Root on the Battle for the Supreme Court

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"The libertarian moment that's happening right now is the product of 30 years of academic work, legal activism, and lawyers bringing cases arguing that the role of the courts is to protect individual rights and to put a stop to government overreach," saysDamon Root, senior editor at Reason Magazine and author of the new book Overruled: The Long War for Control of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Root recently sat down with Reason TV's Nick Gillespie to discuss this battle for control and why today's libertarians are fed up with the practice of judicial restraint. Libertarians are calling for the courts to increasingly police the other branches of government and snuff out any state or federal law that infringes on constitutionally protected personal and economic freedoms.