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JWI Symposium on Substantive Due Process in Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy

In partnership with Prof. Randy Barnett’s Center for the Constitution at Georgetown University Law Center, we were pleased to host the JWI Conference: “Who’s Afraid of Substantive Due Process?” on April 21, 2017.

In its 2018 Summer Issue, the Georgetown Journal for Law & Public Policy published the prepared remarks of four of the participants in the conference for a symposium. You are invited to read the pieces below.

Hadley Arkes “The Argument Renewed: Who’s Afraid of Substantive Due Process?”

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Matthew Franck “Irresistible Force Meets Immovable Object: Hadley Arkes, Due Process, and Me”

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Christopher Green “Twelve Problems with Substantive Due Process”

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Justin Dyer “The Substance of Dred Scott and Roe v. Wade”

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— James Wilson, Lectures on Law, 1790