Roe v. Wade

“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.

Hunt Down the Supreme Court Leaker

Josh Hammer, a 2021 James Wilson Fellow, questions why Gail Curley has not discovered the leaker of Justice Alito’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization opinion. He also explains how leaving a leak with an unfinished investigation affects the integrity of the media and of the Supreme Court.

The Consummate Statecraft of Samuel Alito

I have to confess that when the news broke last night and I read that careful, exhaustive, impressive opinion from Justice Alito, my eye moved to those key points for which I was looking, and there I fell into a mild despair. For the Justice preserved, as one of the defining strands of his opinion,

Once More Unto the Breach: Arkes v. Whelan on the Overruling of Roe

In a response to Ed Whelan’s critique of “On Overturning Roe,” Prof. Arkes insists that the moral argument against Roe is the only logical one for judges who believe in the deep wrong of abortion. The pro-life cause rests on objective moral truths, not on value judgments, and as a result does not require judges (as Whelan claims) “to read their own moral convictions into the Constitution.”

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