Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

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

Selective History in the Dobbs Dissent

JWI Affiliated Scholar Justin Dyer criticizes Justice Sotomayor’s dissenting opinion in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case. However, he also appreciates that the dissent does not exclusively rely on historicism.

“What Comes After Roe” – Gerard V. Bradley

Today, the Supreme Court ruled in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that “the Constitution does not confer a right to abortion. Roe and Casey must be overruled.” Almost fifty years after handing down its calamitous abortion decision on January 22, 1973, SCOTUS has finally corrected the biggest mistake it ever made.

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