A Better Originalism

Redeeming the Constitution

In his response to David Forte’s “Originalism and Its Discontents,” Bradley Rebeiro utilizes the case study of slavery “to reconsider how we understand this tension between originalism and natural law theory to see if there remains a better way to reconcile the two.”

The Imperative of a Boring Judiciary

Eric Hageman responds to David Forte and “A Better Originalism,” warning that illegitimate lawmaking by judges is not the solution to the current problem of an overreaching judiciary.

Originalism and Its Discontents

Prof. David Forte responds to “A Better Originalism,” reminding we must look at the Constitution as a whole, both its legal presence and its moral principles.

A Better Originalism

JWI has released a new statement of purpose in collaboration with the American mind, which calls upon conservatives to adopt an originalism of moral substance in the wake of Bostock v. Clayton County.

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.
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