March 13, 2024

Whited Sepulchres

Gerry Bradley Responds to Daniel Dreisbach's "Reading the Bible with the Founders"

Diaries from Wartime

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.
April 3, 2024

Diaries From Wartime: Crippling Interruptions to Institutional Trust

An encounter with two female members of the Israeli Defense Force gives Jana Paley a new view of the IDF in this latest installment of "Evil Up Close: Diaries of Wartime."
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.
October 13, 2023

The Forgotten Protection for Individual Liberty

CRCD Executive Director Trey Dimsdale hopes that a focus on religious liberty protections in the states can "play a significant role in rekindling popular and political interest in federalism and republicanism for the sake of advancing and securing the liberty to which all Americans are entitled."
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.
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