Neibart on Originalism as Intellectual History @EliasNeibart @Harvard_Law @HarvardJLPP
Elias Neibart, Harvard Law School, is publishing Originalism as Intellectual History in the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy: Per Curiam (2022). Here is the abstract.
If the majority opinions in Dobbs and Bruen taught us one thing it is that the Supreme Court’s originalist jurists remain deeply committed to the practice of history. Throughout its last term, the Court often surveyed the literature and law of the past to address modern life’s most pressing constitutional questions. So, if judges are to take on the mantle of history, what form should their historical inquiry take?
Download the essay from SSRN at the link.