Alito’s Master Stroke, Between Precedent and Original Meaning

Regarding “The True Originalist Answer to Roe v. Wade” (Letters, May 9): Northwestern Law Prof. Steven Calabresi’s argument that the leaked Dobbs draft embodies New Deal constitutionalism is clever but misguided. The claim fails to capture the marvel of the draft that, if finalized, would simultaneously maintain synergy with precedent and stand as one of the opinions most consistent with originalism in this century and the last one.

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