October 6, 2021

Whelan-Arkes Exchange: Last Round

JWI's Founder and Director Hadley Arkes goes another round with Ed Whelan and discusses the rightful place for moral reasoning in judicial jurisprudence
October 5, 2021

The Dobbs Case and the Strains of Prudence

Prof. Arkes analyzes the arguments at play in the upcoming Dobbs case, and explains that while there are potential outfielders and stockbrokers, there is no such thing as a "potential" human being.
September 30, 2021

A World After Liberalism: Reviewed by Prof. Daniel Mahoney

Prof. Mahoney reviews an account of anti-liberalism and demonstrates the need for faith and reason to guide our nation.
September 27, 2021

The Smith Case, Religious Freedom, and Originalism

Originally published in Public Discourse, Christopher Wolfe discusses the Fulton case and the judge role in interpreting the Free Exercise Clause.
September 20, 2021

Originalism: A Hollow Core?

JWI's Deputy Director Garrett Snedeker discusses Donald Drakeman's new book on Originalism and talks about its strengths and weaknesses.
September 14, 2021

Abortion, the Political Branches, and Fetal Heartbeat

Hadley Arkes's argument lays out the power of other branches of government in defending life
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.
September 2, 2021

Technology and Natural Law

James Poulos analyzes the differences between the Western and the rising Chinese approaches to technology and how Natural Law just might make up the difference.

Rediscovering Common Law

August 24, 2021

How to Recover Conservative Judging

James Wilson Institute Fellow Holden Tanner discusses the shortfalls of textualist originalist jurisprudence and how to recover common law jurisprudence.
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.
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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.
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