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Watch Damon Root Tonight on C-SPAN's Book TV


Tonight at 9PM ET C-SPAN's Book TV will feature Reason Senior Editor Damon Root discussing his new book Overruled: The Long War for Control of the U.S. Supreme Court (order your copy today!). Check your local listings for channel information and click here to learn more about the hour-long Book TV program.

Here's what the critics are saying about Damon Root's Overruled:

"…The most thorough account of the libertarian-conservative debate over judicial review…a valuable guide to both the past and the potential future of these important issues."—The Washington Post

"Confident, competent telling. In particular, [Root] powerfully illustrates that Holmes, Brandeis and Frankfurter—the most overrated justices in our history—had not the foggiest notion of the Constitution."—Wall Street Journal

"A riveting account of the raging debate over the future of our Constitution… I loved this book." —Randy E. Barnett, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory, Georgetown University Law Center, and Director, Georgetown Center for the Constitution

"Superb…. [Overruled] accurately and candidly describes a fissure that has indeed, as Damon says, defined American law over the past century."—Jeffrey Rosen, President of the National Constitution Center

"This book is nothing short of a lucid and brilliantly crafted history of the Framers' fears coming to pass at the hands of a judiciary faithless to first principles."—Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, Senior Judicial Analyst, Fox News Channel

"Damon Root explains it all." —P. J. O'Rourke, journalist and H. L. Mencken Research Fellow at the Cato Institute

Tune in tonight at 9pm ET to Book TV or set your DVR to record.

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  1. Overruled: The Long War for Control of the U.S. Supreme Court

    I’m out of order? I’M OUT OF ORDER? This whole BOOK is out of order!

  2. “Confident, competent telling. In particular, [Root] powerfully illustrates that Holmes, Brandeis and Frankfurter?the most overrated justices in our history?had not the foggiest notion of the Constitution.”?Wall Street Journal

    I think it’s pretty clear that Holmes had open contempt for it.

  3. A CNN/ORC poll released Sunday shows the former Florida governor as the clear frontrunner for his party’s nomination, with 23 percent support among Republicans across the country.

    That’s a significant margin over other potential GOP candidates eyeing the field, including New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who received 13 percent support among Republicans. Conservative speaker Ben Carson came in third with 7 percent, with former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky close behind, pulling 6 percent apiece. All other potential candidates received 5 percent or less.

    The national survey, conducted Dec. 18-21, polled 1,011 adults, of which more than 450 identified as or leaned Republican. That GOP subset had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.…..poll-finds

  4. This is never off topic: the Ravens are about to beat the Browns, which, in conjunction with the other AFC results today, means the Ravens get the last AFC playoff spot.

    The Browns have let me down one last time.

    1. I don’t believe in Satan but if there were one he would be a Ravens fan.

      Oh, and go Falcons although you suck and don’t belong in the post season even if you do win today.

      1. fuck off, turd.

        1. Looks like Jeb Bush will be your party’s nominee.

          1. Fuck off, turd.

  5. OT, but why not here:

    “Chemicals’ phaseout a ‘success story’ for S.F. Bay wildlife”
    “Ten years after government regulations forced an industry phaseout of once common but toxic flame retardants, a new study of San Francisco Bay has shown a steep decline in the presence of the chemicals in the bay’s wildlife.”…..981427.php

    For some reason, the article never gets around to mentioning that the flame retardants were *required* by the gov’t before they were then banned by the gov’t.
    See? The gov’t ban is a SUCCESS!

    1. Reminds me of some civil rights thing-a-ding back in the 60’s or something…

  6. Sounds like a peetty ballin pplan to me dude, I like it.

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