Converging Common Good Originalism and Common Good Constitutionalism with Josh Hammer

Popular columnist, radio host, lawyer, and legal commentator Josh Hammer returns to the Anchoring Truths Podcast to discuss his latest piece of legal scholarship in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Common Good Originalism and Common Good Constitutionalism: a Convergence? Host Garrett Snedeker, who has co-written several times with Hammer, draws Hammer out on debates animating legal conservatism such as originalism, legal positivism, and the moral ground of law.

Hammer is the Senior Editor-at-Large of Newsweek, where he also hosts “The Josh Hammer Show” podcast, “America on Trial” podcast, a syndicated radio show, and writes a weekly newsletter, “The Josh Hammer Report.” Hammer is also a syndicated columnist through Creators Syndicate, host of the “America on Trial” podcast for The First, a fellow at the Edmund Burke Foundation and the Palm Beach Freedom Institute, and a popular campus speaker. He was a John Marshal Fellow with the Claremont Institute. Prior to Newsweek, Hammer previously worked as an editor and writer at a different publication, and before that he practiced law as an attorney and clerked for Judge James Ho of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Chicago Law School. In addition to Newsweek, Josh has been published by dozens of other leading outlets, both lay and academic. Finally, Hammer was a 2021 James Wilson Fellow and is currently the Contributing Editor of Anchoring Truths.

READ: Common Good Constitutionalism and Common Good Originalism: a Convergence?

LISTEN: Josh Hammer Show, America on Trial

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