Josh Hammer

July 5, 2022

After Dobbs, What Comes Next for the Conservative Legal Project?

Josh Hammer celebrates the victories of conservatives in several recent Supreme Court decisions while arguing that conservatives should orient themselves toward an offensive legal strategy.
June 30, 2022

"The Greatest Living American Issues His Career-defining Court Opinion" - Josh Hammer

On Thursday, the single greatest living American used the occasion of his 74th birthday to remind of his greatness. He did so by issuing the single piece of writing that, at least thus far, best encapsulates and defines his career as one of the most towering constitutionalists in the history of the republic.
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.
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.
October 8, 2021

A Common Law Restoration Serves the Common Good

Josh Hammer responds to Holden Tanner's piece on Conservative judging. He explains how even the Constitution itself orients our jurisprudence towards principles of natural justice.
September 14, 2021

Two Cheers For The Heartbeat Act

Contributing editor Josh Hammer discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the new Texas's heartbeat law.
August 20, 2021

The Wrong Way Forward

Contributing Editor Josh Hammer discusses possible paths for litigating the opioid crisis. Those responsible for the opioid crisis should be held responsible, but not via public-nuisance litigation.
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