natural law

Free Speech Sense and Sensibility

It is precious to see so many college administrators, deans, and presidents now honing “principled,” absolutist commitments to freedom of speech on their campuses. When campuses were hosting Dennis Prager, Charles Murray, Charlie Kirk, or Riley Gaines, or even federal appellate court judges, the messages that used to ban or chase them off campus were “hate

Justice Barrett & Rejecting Judicial Supremacy with Prof. Kevin Walsh

Join the Anchoring Truths Podcast team and Professor Kevin C. Walsh from Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law for a discussion over Prof. Walsh’s fascinating talk with Justice Amy Coney Barrett. We trace the intellectual origins of judicial supremacy from Lincoln’s time to the years of the Warren Court to our current political moment and discuss the proper role of the Supreme Court to distill what the law means today.

The Pitfalls of the Parents’ Rights Argument

“The pitfall of the argument in favor of parents’ rights is that it makes the decision for children to be exposed to information about sexual activity or access to puberty blockers a matter of a parent’s will,” writes Sarrouf.

LISTEN- Natural Law in the Courts: First Things Podcast ftr. Hadley Arkes & Mark Bauerlein

This is latest installment of an ongoing interview series with First Things contributing editor Mark Bauerlein. Hadley Arkes joins the podcast to discuss his new book Mere Natural Law: Originalism and the Anchoring Truths of the Constitution. The conversation is embedded above. For your long-term convenience, follow this podcast on  SoundCloud or subscribe via iTunes or Stitcher. 

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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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