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Boston Reasonoids: See Damon Root Discuss SCOTUS and Libertarianism at Harvard Law School on Feb. 24


You are cordially invited to join Reason and the Harvard Law School Federalist Society in Cambridge for a reception in celebration of Reason Senior Editor Damon Root's new book, Overruled: The Long War for Control of the U.S. Supreme Court, which chronicles the rise of today's libertarian legal movement and examines the longstanding SCOTUS debate over the competing merits of judicial restraint and judicial activism.

What: Overruled: The Long War for Control of the U.S. Supreme Court
When: Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 6:30 p.m.—8:30 p.m.
Where: Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall Milstein Room West,
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138-2801

Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Please RSVP via Eventbrite or to Jordan King at or 860-395-9710 by Monday, February 23.

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

"Must-read."—Senator Rand Paul

"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."—The Wall Street Journal

"Overruled is a sober, well-researched, and thoughtful case for the libertarian point of view on judicial issues ranging from gun control to economic regulation."—The Washington Monthly