Latest podcast: 2023: A Year in Ideas
December 15, 2023

Why Did Liz Magill Take the Fall?: The Scandal of Three Presidents

The presidents of three prestigious Ivy League Universities testify before the House Committee, and as a result of this discussion, Magill resigns.
October 13, 2023

The Forgotten Protection for Individual Liberty

CRCD Executive Director Trey Dimsdale hopes that a focus on religious liberty protections in the states can "play a significant role in rekindling popular and political interest in federalism and republicanism for the sake of advancing and securing the liberty to which all Americans are entitled."
September 15, 2023

Attacks on Catholic Institutions Should Concern All of Us

JWI Affiliated Scholar Daniel Mark warns that a double standard cannot form that removes the promise of equal protection of the law from Catholic institutions.
September 1, 2023

Institutional Settlement, Determination, and "Mere Natural Law"

In reviewing "Mere Natural Law," scholar Jordan Perkins argues that it is necessary that legal cognition be infused with moral reasoning.
August 4, 2023

The Pitfalls of the Parents' Rights Argument

"The pitfall of the argument in favor of parents’ rights is that it makes the decision for children to be exposed to information about sexual activity or access to puberty blockers a matter of a parent’s will," writes Sarrouf.
July 21, 2023

A Natural Rights Approach to Religious Liberty

In this article, Phillip Muñoz suggests how we can read the religious free exercise and establishment clauses in light of the Constitution’s original design and purposes, being situated properly in a tradition of natural law and rights.
July 13, 2023

Can Natural Law Be "Mere"?

Cline argues that the roots of a nation's receptiveness to the Natural Law grow from its Christian foundation.
July 11, 2023

Natural Born Lawyers: A Scholar Challenges The Conservative Legal Movement

David Deavel reviews Mere Natural Law, showing how it ddraws out the moral arguments present in nature.
June 30, 2023

'Dobbs' a Year Later: The Lady in the Hat and the Vase

Hadley Arkes reflects on the year since the overturning of "Roe v. Wade" and unpacks the next steps a brave judge could take in protecting the pre-born.


February 23, 2024

2023: A Year in Ideas

In this special "minisode," JWI Deputy Director Garrett Snedeker and Programs Director Daniel Osborne sit down to talk a bit about the ideas and debates that came to characterize 2023. They discuss Mere Natural Law, Originalism, Historicism, and Courage.
February 16, 2024

The State of the Pro-Life Movement in America: Catherine Glenn Foster '16

Catherine Glenn Foster (James Wilson Fellowship Alumna '16) joins Anchoring Truths Podcast host Garrett Snedeker to discuss the state of the pro-life movement in America.
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