Common good

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.

PODCAST: Josh Hammer on Common Good Constitutionalism and Judicial Supremacy

Lawyer and legal commentator Josh Hammer joined JWI Deputy Director Garrett Snedeker and intern Joe Egler for a podcast recording to discuss the future of originalism in the conservative legal movement, Prof. Adrian Vermeule’s “common good constitutionalism,” and judicial supremacy. Josh Hammer is a nationally syndicated columnist and Of Counsel with First Liberty Institute. A

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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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