• VIDEO: JWI Trustee & Senior Scholar Gerard Bradley Honored with Defender of Life Award

    by James Wilson Institute on December 1, 2022
    On October 6th, James Wilson Institute Senior Scholar and Trustee Gerard Bradley was celebrated with the Human Life Review’s Defender of Life Award in New York City. We congratulate Professor Bradley on this special honor. Our Founder and Director Hadley Arkes joined Professor Bradley for the occasion. Video below. Gerard “Gerry” Bradley teaches Constitutional Law […]
  • “Don’t Ignore the Federal Levers on Abortion” – Hadley Arkes in National Review

    by James Wilson Institute on August 29, 2022
    Hadley Arkes argues that conservatives must use federal power to protect the rights of the unborn. Even before Roe v. Wade, the federal government involved itself in regulating abortion. After Dobbs, Arkes says the levers of federal power over abortion will be of great importance. The Biden Administration is already moving to protect access to […]
  • “The Greatest Living American Issues His Career-defining Court Opinion” – Josh Hammer

    by James Wilson Institute on June 28, 2022
    Josh Hammer is opinion editor of Newsweek, a research fellow with the Edmund Burke Foundation, counsel and policy advisor for the Internet Accountability Project, a syndicated columnist through Creators and a contributing editor for Anchoring Truths. In a piece for The Epoch Times, Josh Hammer outlines how Justice Clarence Thomas’s 63-page majority opinion in New […]
  • “What Comes After Roe” by Gerard V. Bradley

    by James Wilson Institute on June 28, 2022
    Gerard V. Bradley is a trustee of JWI and a professor of law at Notre Dame School of Law “Almost fifty years after handing down its calamitous abortion decision on January 22, 1973, SCOTUS has finally corrected the biggest mistake it ever made.” Gerard V. Bradley, trustee of the James Wilson Institute and professor of […]
  • “A Jurisprudential Red Pill: Part II” – Evelyn Blacklock

    by James Wilson Institute on June 2, 2022
    Evelyn Blacklock continues her review of Prof. Adrian Vermeule’s book Common Good Constitutionalism in part two of “A Jurisprudential Red Pill.” In this final installment, she discusses the classical legal tradition as the tradition of the U.S. legal system. In his book, Vermeule recognizes elements of the classical legal tradition in the American legal system, […]
  • Remembering Holden Tanner (’20)

    by James Wilson Institute on May 22, 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. Hadley Arkes, JWI Founder and Director, shares the following: I […]
  • 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 […]
  • Leadership & the Law Awards Dinner 2021

    by James Wilson Institute on November 19, 2021
    The 2021 JWI Awards Dinner honored Attorney General William Barr. This private dinner took place in November of 2021 and included 84 select guests. Attendees heard from JWI Chairman Doug Neff as he talked about the impact of the James Wilson Institute as well as the goals of the organization moving into the next years. […]
  • 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 […]