Articles tagged as Supreme Court

  • “The ‘Settled’ Agony of the Hearings”: Prof. Hadley Arkes in The Catholic Thing

    by James Wilson Institute on October 20, 2020
    In this piece, JWI Founder and Director, Prof. Hadley Arkes addresses the recent Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Amy Coney Barrett. He points out that there were not always hearing for Supreme Court nominees in the past and elaborates that the hearings became far more frequent and contentious once the Supreme Court placed abortion laws […]
  • “What Hath Gorsuch Wrought?”: Prof. Hadley Arkes in First Things

    by James Wilson Institute on October 13, 2020
    In this article, JWI Founder and Director, Prof. Hadley Arkes addresses the recent Bostock decision and its implications for the schools and families, who are just beginning to grapple with the brave new world of the transgendered after Justice Gorsuch’s opinion. Prof. Arkes points out that, despite what Gorsuch considered to be a very narrow ruling on […]
  • VIDEO: Metaphysics of Bostock

    by James Wilson Institute on October 2, 2020
    Professor David Crawford Bostock Amicus Brief Co-Author Legal and Theological Scholar, Catholic University of America With commentary from JWI Director and Founder Professor Hadley Arkes On the eve of the start of the Supreme Court’s OT 2020, JWI had the pleasure of hosting a webinar with David Crawford of the John Paul II Institute who […]
  • Recommended Podcast: “The 1787 Project” with JWI Affiliated Scholar Justin Dyer

    by James Wilson Institute on September 15, 2020
    We heartily recommend a new podcast series produced and narrated by JWI Affiliated Scholar, Prof. Justin Dyer: The 1787 Project. The podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Captivate.fm, and Listen Notes. We point you toward a September 14th, 2020 episode about judicial supremacy, which is the idea that the judiciary’s interpretation of the Constitution […]
  • PODCAST: Ilya Shapiro on “Supreme Disorder: Judicial Nominations and the Politics of America’s Highest Court”

    by James Wilson Institute on September 14, 2020
    Author and lawyer Ilya Shapiro joined JWI deputy director Garrett Snedeker and intern Spencer Reeves to discuss his new book, Supreme Disorder: Judicial Nominations and the Politics of America’s Highest Court (Regnery). Shapiro’s book concerns the partisan battles over Supreme Court nominations that have become a focal point in judicial politics in the past few decades. […]
  • LISTEN: Prof. Hadley Arkes on Sen. Hawley’s Judicial Strategy on Issues, Etc. Podcast

    by James Wilson Institute on September 8, 2020
    On September 3rd, James Wilson Institute founder and director Prof. Hadley Arkes joined the Issues, Etc. podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio. Prof. Arkes discussed his recent essay in Public Discourse, the Democratic track record on Roe v. Wade in Senate, “liberal” abortion extremism, and a proposed political and judicial strategy for Pro-Life Republicans. Listen […]
  • “Scenes From A Revolution? After Bostock”: Gerard Bradley in the National Catholic Register

    by James Wilson Institute on July 30, 2020
    JWI friend and Notre Dame law professor Gerard Bradley argues in the National Catholic Register that Bostock v. Clayton County need not be understood as a sweeping, regime-altering decision, such as previous Supreme Court decisions like Roe v. Wade and Obergefell v. Hodges. In Roe and Obergefell, the Court embarked on exercises of constitutional revision, […]
  • LISTEN: Prof. Hadley Arkes on the First Things Podcast

    by James Wilson Institute on July 14, 2020
    In the latest episode of the First Things podcast, JWI founder and director Prof. Hadley Arkes sat down with First Things contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the Supreme Court’s decision in Bostock v. Clayton County. Prof. Arkes reviews the metaphysical claims at issue in Bostock and explores some of the potential legal, social, and […]
  • Commentary Roundup: JWI on Adrian Vermeule’s Common Good Constitutionalism

    by James Wilson Institute on July 1, 2020
    Professor Adrian Vermeule of Harvard Law School kicked off a lively discussion in the conservative legal movement with his provocative essay “Beyond Originalism” in The Atlantic. Since then, JWI staff, friends, and Affiliated Scholars have been regular contributors to the ongoing discussion of a “common good constitutionalism.” JWI founder and director Prof. Hadley Arkes offered […]
  • Commentary Roundup: JWI on Bostock and Harris Funeral Homes

    by James Wilson Institute on July 1, 2020
    On June 15, 2020, the worlds of social and legal conservatism were rocked by Neil Gorsuch’s majority opinion for Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia and its companion case, Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC. JWI staff, friends, and scholars had been watching the case closely and offered their commentary on the outcome. JWI director and founder […]