June 24, 2022

After Dobbs: The End of the Beginning

James Wilson Institute Founder Hadley Arkes reflects on the overturn of Roe v. Wade
June 23, 2022

Samuel Alito's Prophetic Vision

Senior Scholar David Forte praises Samuel Alito's courage, as demonstrated by his draft opinion for Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization.
June 17, 2022

A Price Too Great: Reviewing Philip Hamburger’s "Purchasing Submission"

Professor Philip Hamburger takes aim at the myriad ways in which many statutes and regulations trade the Constitution’s structural protections of liberty for rule by condition.
June 17, 2022

Roe v. Wade Is Already Dead

Roe is, practically speaking, already dead — regardless of what the Court decides to do in Dobbs.
June 1, 2022

Hunt Down the Supreme Court Leaker

Josh Hammer, a 2021 James Wilson Fellow, questions why Gail Curley has not discovered the leaker of Justice Alito's Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization opinion. He also explains how leaving a leak with an unfinished investigation affects the integrity of the media and of the Supreme Court.
May 31, 2022

The Conservative Legal Movement at the Edge of Schism

James Wilson Institute Founder Hadley Arkes writes for Public Discourse about the future of the pro-life movement after Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization.
May 31, 2022

A Post-Roe Legislative Agenda for Congress

Josh Craddock, Affiliated Scholar and alumnus of the James Wilson Fellowship, explores the best courses of action for pro-life congressmen to take after the overturn of Roe v. Wade.
April 27, 2022

A Jurisprudential Red Pill: Part I

Evelyn Blacklock examines Prof. Adrian Vermeule's "Common Good Constitutionalism" and the alternative it offers to the status quo camps of jurisprudence.
May 12, 2022

A Jurisprudential Red Pill: Part II

Evelyn Blacklock continues her commentary on Vermeule's Common Good Constitutionalism, showing the strengths of the argument, while also demonstrating some needed nuances between the Classical and the Enlightenment perspectives of law.
May 16, 2022

Are We All Common Good Constitutionalists Now?

John Ehrett '21 analyzes the role Vermeule’s book plays in calling for a return to better legal reasoning. Yet, even Vermeule's solution may not address the root of the problem.
May 26, 2022

A Jurisprudence of Hope

Daniel Whitehead reviews Prof. Adrian Vermeule's "Common Good Constitutionalism," praising Vermeule's view of the judiciary while also arguing that a more active judiciary can help reduce progressivism.
April 20, 2022

The Conservative Legal Movement Sputters

Josh Hammer analyzes how liberal proceduralism is simply not enough for those in the conservative legal movement and points out a path forward for legal conservatives.

Podcasts

June 28, 2022

Hadley P. Arkes & Why The Supreme Court Got It Right - The Ben Domenech Podcast

Ben and Professor Arkes break down the intricacies of where there is disagreement amongst Republicans and within the pro-life movement, as well as what individual states may do now that abortion is no longer a constitutionally guaranteed right.
June 21, 2022

"Building on the Right" with Andrew Kloster, Lawyer and Non-Profit Strategist

Andrew Kloster, lawyer and non-profit strategist, joins the Anchoring Truths podcast to discuss building on the Right.
June 9, 2022

"What Comes After the Religious Right?" with Nate Hochman, New York Times Essay Feature

In this episode, Garrett Snedeker joins talented young journalist Nate Hochman to discuss his recent article, "What Comes After the Religious Right?" This article was featured as the lead essay for the New York Times' Sunday Section in early June of 2022 and is applauded for its detailed descriptions on the debate on the future of conservatism and the Republican party.
May 27, 2022

“Moral Truth & Constitutional Conservatism” with Prof. Gerry Bradley, JWI Trustee & Senior Scholar: Part II

In this special edition of the Anchoring Truths Podcast, Prof. Gerry Bradley, JWI Senior Scholar and Trustee, delivers a powerful account of the incoherence of a jurisprudence that avoids moral reasoning.
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