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.
June 16, 2023

Standing Athwart History, Redux: Review of Patrick Deneen's "Regime Change"

John Ehrett '21 wants a successful postliberal theory to have "bigger and brighter dreams" than Patrick Deneen does in "Regime Change."
June 2, 2023

The Urgent Need to Remove DEI from Higher Ed in Ohio

Hal R. Arkes's testimony on a paradigmatic effort to remove mandated DEI from higher ed in one state
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