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Born-Alive Act Redux!

Prof. Arkes reflects on his work crafting the Born Alive Act and takes some time to analyze the latest version of the Act, to him the best ever.

“Constititional Issues Post-Dobbs” JWI at Nat Con 3

The James Wilson Institute was one of the co-sponsors of the National Conservatism Conference in Miami, Florida from September 11-13 2022. We were grateful to be invited by the Edmund Burke Foundation, the conference organizer, to convene a panel titled “Constitutional Issues Post-Dobbs.” This panel provided unique insights into the state and direction of legal

“Constitutional Issues Post-Dobbs” JWI at Nat Con 3

The James Wilson Institute co-sponsored the National Conservatism Conference in Miami, Florida from September 11-13. We, along with the conference organizers, the Edmund Burke Foundation, convened a panel titled “Constitutional Issues Post-Dobbs.” This panel provided unique insights into the state and direction of legal conservatism. You can watch each of our panelists’ remarks below. JWI

Common Good Originalism After Dobbs

The following is a transcript of remarks originally given in Miami at the National Conservatism Conference JWI helped to organize in September 2022. In 2020, Harvard Law School professor Adrian Vermeule first outlined his proposal for a jurisprudence of “common good constitutionalism” in an essay in The Atlantic. I initially responded with a friendly essay at the Claremont Institute’s American Mind site that

Putting Progressive Jurisprudence On Notice

After the U.S. Supreme Court released its ruling in Dobbs, many progressives seemed far more upset about Justice Clarence Thomas’ concurrence than Justice Samuel Alito’s majority opinion. To see why, we need to understand what the majority opinion said and why Justice Thomas went even further. In the majority opinion, Justice Alito assures us that the

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