State constitutions, and the state courts that interpret them, have wide latitude to go farther than their federal counterparts do in protecting liberty. That opens up legal and political strategies for advocates of individual rights. Rich Esenberg of the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty joins Caleb Brown in a Cato Daily Podcast to discuss. Earlier: links on related writings of Judge Jeffrey Sutton and Clint Bolick; “damaging” clauses. Also related: Federalist Society video panel last summer on “Early State Constitutions and Their Influence on the Legislative Branch” with Lynn Uzzell, John Dinan, Mark Graber, moderated by Julie Silverbrook; ConSource.org resource on constitutional history.