Essays

October 5, 2022

Dispatches from NatCon 3

Capturing the mood and ethos of the National Conservatism Conference up-close
September 9, 2022

What Thomas Aquinas via Harry Jaffa Can Say to the New Right

Where does Harry Jaffa's account of Natural Law differ from Thomas Aquinas’s, if at all, and how can that inform the New Right.
August 19, 2022

Stricter Scrutiny for Common Good Constitutionalism

How does the common good constitutionalism of Adrian Vermeule compare to the natural law originalism of Hadley Arkes?
July 22, 2022

The Next Pro-Life Goal Is Constitutional Personhood

Josh Hammer and Josh Craddock outline the path ahead for the pro life movement at the Federal level, as legislators act to prevent our nation becoming "a house divided against itself."
July 22, 2022

Selective History in the Dobbs Dissent

JWI Affiliated Scholar Justin Dyer criticizes Justice Sotomayor's dissenting opinion in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization case. However, he also appreciates that the dissent does not exclusively rely on historicism.
July 14, 2022

Diseconomies of Law

Anchoring Truths co-founder Garrett Snedeker reviews Trouble at the Bar on Law and Liberty.

Categories

Anchoring Truths
Anchoring Truths is a James Wilson Institute project
The James Wilson Institute’s Mission is to restore to a new generation of lawyers, judges, and citizens the understanding of the American Founders about the first principles of our law and the moral grounds of their own rights.
Learn More