Hadley Arkes

May 1, 2024

Kari Lake Fumbles with Abortion

Hadley Arkes responds to the WSJ editorial on Kari Lake's "abortion finesse."
March 1, 2024

Evil Up Close: Jana Paley's Diary in Wartime

Hadley Arkes introduces a new series from friend of the Institute, Jana Paley.
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.
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.
March 24, 2023

My Warm Up for Judge Duncan—and What Next for Stanford?

Hadley Arkes shares his own experience with student protests at Stanford Law and asks how its administration will respond to the next incident.
February 10, 2023

Is Conservative Jurisprudence Renouncing Moral Reasoning?

Prof. Arkes argues that moral judgments, rather than belonging to legislators instead of judges, are an essential - indeed inescapable - part of the work of a judge, especially in recognizing the most basic facts that bear on their judgments.
January 18, 2023

Born-Alive Act Redux!

Prof. Arkes reflects on his work crafting the Born Alive Act and takes some time to analyze the latest version of the Act, to him the best ever.
October 12, 2022

Protecting Babies Who Survive Abortions Is the First Step

Prof. Hadley Arkes responds in the WSJ explaining how reviving the Born Alive Infants Protection Act could prove the best strategy for Republicans in Congress.
June 24, 2022

After Dobbs: The End of the Beginning

James Wilson Institute Founder Hadley Arkes reflects on the overturn of Roe v. Wade.
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