Video: The Triumph of Judicial Conservatism

Ed Whelan joins Andy Nash for a conversation on “judicial conservatism” and the state of law school education, civics, and the relationship between the law, Western Civilization, and the Christian tradition. Mr. Whelan is president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, blogs at NRO’s Bench Memos legal blog, and previously clerked for Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia.



Key Take-Aways

  • 1:00 – Understanding “judicial conservatism” (1 min)

  • 2:30 – Inventing rights to entrench political agendas (1 min)

  • 3:10 – Judicial activism on both the right and left? (3 mins)

  • 6:30 – How law students suffer from miseducation (2 mins)

  • 8:30 – Law school reform and renewed civics education (2 mins)

  • 11:30 – How Western Civilization, Christian tradition, and law relate (2 mins)


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