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

A Jurisprudence of Hope

Daniel Whitehead reviews Prof. Adrian Vermeule’s “Common Good Constitutionalism,” praising Vermeule’s view of the judiciary while also arguing that a more active judiciary can help reduce progressivism.

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