Articles tagged as Byron White

  • “Justice Byron White and Abortion” — Hadley Arkes in The Catholic Thing

    by James Wilson Institute on February 24, 2022
    Responding to Richard Doerflinger’s critique of “Waiting for Dobbs,” Prof. Arkes asserts that conservative justices could successfully outlaw most abortions by returning to Justice White’s standard: only abort to save the mother’s life. At the same time, however, White did the pro-life cause a lasting disservice by focusing not on the rights of unborn babies […]
  • “The True Meaning of the Pentagon Papers”- Professor Hadley Arkes in City Journal

    by James Wilson Institute on June 1, 2018
    Writing in City Journal, Professor Hadley Arkes debunks the now-iconic narrative–championed most recently in Steven Spielberg’s film The Post–that the Pentagon Papers case (1971) presents a high-water mark for the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence concerning the First Amendment. The per curiam opinion of the Court vindicated the Washington Post’s right to publish classified government documents prior to an executive […]
  • “The Moral Turn”–Hadley Arkes in First Things

    by James Wilson Institute on June 2, 2017
    We share with you Prof. Arkes’s latest piece in the May 2017 print edition of First Things titled, “The Moral Turn.” “The argument in the piece is largely drawn from an ongoing topic of discussion in one of our JWI programs, our biannual Senior Seminar. A year ago, our core attendees of judges and law professors contrasted the dissent from conservative justices Rehnquist […]