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  • Remembering Holden Tanner (’20)

    by James Wilson Institute on March 17, 2022
    JWI mourns the tragic death of Holden Tanner, 2020 James Wilson Fellow. In this time of grief, we offer our deepest condolences to all who knew him and pray for the repose of Holden’s soul. Please also pray for strength for his wife and children. Holden was a gentleman and scholar in full, one of […]
  • Podcast at First Things: Hadley Arkes and R. R. Reno discuss “On Overruling Roe”

    by James Wilson Institute on March 3, 2022
    Professor Hadley Arkes and First Things editor R. R. Reno talk about Arkes’s recent article, “On Overruling Roe,” focusing on originalist jurisprudence, the relevance of natural law to abortion, and the Dobbs case. firstthings · Hadley Arkes on Roe v. Wade “On Overruling Roe” may be read here. Listen to the podcast here.
  • ‘Dobbs’ and the Conservative Legal Movement – Gerald V. Bradley in National Catholic Register

    by James Wilson Institute on December 7, 2021
    James Wilson Institute’s Senior Scholar, Gerry Bradley, writes in the National Catholic Register about Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization and how if Roe is overturned, it would not necessarily mean the end of abortion or even the beginning of the end of it.  Some excerpts from the piece: “Although the conservative legal movement has […]
  • PODCAST: Judge Robert Conrad on John Fisher and Thomas More

    by James Wilson Institute on November 5, 2021
    Join JWI Deputy Director Garrett Snedeker and Intern Seth Root as they interview Judge Robert Conrad of the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. They discuss his new book, John Fisher and Thomas More: Keeping Their Souls While Losing Their Heads, and how the faith and integrity of these two men carried […]
  • PODCAST: Michael Knowles on Speechless

    by James Wilson Institute on November 3, 2021
    Best-selling author Michael Knowles joined the Anchoring Truths podcast to discuss his new release, Speechless: Controlling Words, Controlling Minds. In the podcast, we discuss how conservatives should not expect to win the culture war by abandoning objective standards, how critical theory made its “long march through the institutions,” and the need for conservatives to adopt a […]
  • VIDEO: Webinar on Dred Scott Case featuring Hadley Arkes, Mark Graber, and David Tubbs

    by James Wilson Institute on October 29, 2021
    The National Association of Scholars hosted a webinar event with JWI Founder and Director Prof. Hadley Arkes, Prof. Mark Graber of the University of Maryland, and Prof. David Tubbs of King’s College. Moderated by Prof. Vincent Philip Munoz of the University of Notre Dame, Prof. Arkes, Prof. Graber, and Prof. Tubbs discuss the historical, jurisprudential, […]
  • “How to Apply a Jurisprudence of Natural Law”: Prof. Arkes on In the Trenches Podcast

    by James Wilson Institute on September 17, 2021
    Hadley Arkes & Garrett Snedeker joined the In the Trenches Podcast to talk about the principles of the American Government that were before the Constitution and how those principles helped inform it. They discuss how Natural Law provides insights into issues such as Abortion and Free Speech.
  • PODCAST: Glenn Ellmers on The Soul of Politics

    by James Wilson Institute on August 13, 2021
    Claremont Institute senior fellow Glenn Ellmers joined JWI Deputy Director Garrett Snedeker and JWI Intern Seth Root to discuss his forthcoming book, The Soul of Politics: Harry V. Jaffa and the Fight for America. In the podcast, we discussed Jaffa’s views on the moral roots of the American regime and Jaffa’s books, Crisis of the […]
  • “Mississippi Asks SCOTUS to Overturn Roe” – Josh Hammer at First Things

    by James Wilson Institute on July 26, 2021
    Anchoring Truths Contributing Editor and 2021 JWI Fellow Josh Hammer discusses the recently filed “Brief for the Petitioner” in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Hammer applauds the good work of Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch as she boldly asks the Court to overturn both Roe and Casey, criticizes the erroneous ideas on the Court […]
  • PODCAST: Josh Hammer on Common Good Originalism

    by James Wilson Institute on July 16, 2021
    Anchoring Truths contributing editor and JWI affiliated scholar Josh Hammer joined JWI Deputy Director Garrett Snedeker to discuss his new essay in the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, entitled “Common Good Originalism: Our Tradition and our Path Forward.” In the podcast, we talked about the failures of the positivist originalist project, Hammer’s vision for an […]