September 20, 2021

Originalism: A Hollow Core?

JWI's Deputy Director Garrett Snedeker discusses Donald Drakeman's new book on Originalism and talks about its strengths and weaknesses.
September 14, 2021

Abortion, the Political Branches, and Fetal Heartbeat

Hadley Arkes's argument lays out the power of other branches of government in defending life
September 14, 2021

Two Cheers For The Heartbeat Act

Contributing editor Josh Hammer discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the new Texas's heartbeat law.
September 2, 2021

Technology and Natural Law

James Poulos analyzes the differences between the Western and the rising Chinese approaches to technology and how Natural Law just might make up the difference.
August 24, 2021

How to Recover Conservative Judging

James Wilson Institute Fellow Holden Tanner discusses the shortfalls of textualist originalist jurisprudence and how to recover common law jurisprudence.
August 20, 2021

The Wrong Way Forward

Contributing Editor Josh Hammer discusses possible paths for litigating the opioid crisis. Those responsible for the opioid crisis should be held responsible, but not via public-nuisance litigation.
August 18, 2021

The James Wilson Institute Teaches the Moral Foundations of the Law

Mike Sabo describes the essential work of the James Wilson Institute and the need to restore the natural law to our understanding of American civics and jurisprudence.
August 10, 2021

The Case for the Unconstitutionality of Abortion

Josh Hammer explores the debate amongst conservatives on whether the legality of abortion should be returned to the states, or if it should be outlawed nationwide. He astutely notes that if pro-lifers adopt the latter position, they will stretch the Overton window in their favor.
August 9, 2021

The Biden Administration Is Playing Dumb—and Into a Trap

JWI Deputy Director Garrett Snedeker argues that the Biden administration's decision to extend the eviction moratorium in defiance of the Supreme Court provides precedent for a future Republican administration to buck the Court to vindicate conservative priorities.
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