Articles tagged as Alexander Hamilton

  • “Toward a New Jurisprudential Consensus: Common Good Originalism” – Josh Hammer in Public Discourse

    by James Wilson Institute on February 22, 2021
    In an essay for Public Discourse, JWI Affiliated Scholar Josh Hammer implores conservatives to embrace a new approach to originalism that emphasizes the common good. He argues that originalism has become entirely unmoored from conservatism rightly understood, particularly in light of Justice Gorsuch’s decision in Bostock v. Clayton County. It must be replaced by a […]
  • Hadley Arkes: “Letter to a Noble Lawyer” James Wilson Symposium

    by Hadley Arkes on February 11, 2021
    In 2021, JWI begins a collaborative partnership with the Liberty Fund’s online journal, Law & Liberty. Led by its Director, Richard Reinsch, Law & Liberty has become one of the premier journals on the Right for writing on jurisprudence, politics, and the culture. With this feature piece, Prof. Hadley Arkes opens our first symposium with […]
  • “An Oath Upon Oaths”: Prof. Hadley Arkes in The American Mind

    by James Wilson Institute on May 27, 2020
    James Wilson Institute director Prof. Hadley Arkes responds to a side conversation taking place in the broader discussion over Adrian Vermeule’s “common good constitutionalism” – the debate over one’s oath to the Constitution. Multiple commentators have argued that abandoning originalism leads judges to violate their oaths to uphold the Constitution. Prof. Arkes finds instead that […]
  • “Common Good Originalism”: Josh Hammer in The American Mind

    by James Wilson Institute on May 15, 2020
    In a measured response to Harvard Law professor Adrian Vermeule’s critique of originalism, Josh Hammer, a friend of the James Wilson Institute and Of Counsel at the First Liberty Institute, proposes a middle way between originalism and common good constitutionalism. While he agrees with much of Vermeule’s philosophy and argument, he sees a complete abandonment […]
  • James Wilson Lecture – “The Scottish Enlightenment and the Founding” –Prof. Daniel Robinson

    by James Wilson Institute on November 9, 2017
    On November 3rd, 2017, Prof. Daniel Robinson, Fellow of the Faculty at Oxford University and Senior Fellow at the Wheatley Institution, delivered the bi-annual James Wilson Lecture. Prof. Robinson has published over 40 books on psychology and philosophy.  He writes  widely on the constitutional history of the United States and its philosophical foundations with original research […]