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Post Tagged 'originalism'

How Amy Coney Barrett could save America

Although Amy Coney Barrett has only been a Supreme Court justice for a matter of days, she has the potential to act as the harbinger of a renewed America. She is not only potentially a new role model for working women, but she may also serve as the apostle who introduces Americans to a refreshingly positive view of their own Constitution. Continue Reading...

Everything you need to know about Amy Coney Barrett

Amy Coney Barrett’s record of judicial rulings and legal writings shows that she holds an originalist view of the Constitution, and it provides a glimpse into her opinions on such diverse issues as religious liberty, national healthcare, environmental regulations, the right to life, and the Second Amendment. Continue Reading...

Thomas Aquinas versus Adrian Vermeule

The relationship between law, morality, and liberty is one of those topics that invariably generates fierce debate. And it usually plays out in very predictable ways. On the one hand, there are some whose first instinct is to lurch for a comprehensive legal response to any number of moral evils to which legal coercion may not be the most optimal or even just response: “There ought to be a law against that!” Continue Reading...