Stanford University’s Hoover Institution recently published an article by Joel Alicea ’13 in the journal Policy Review. The article, entitled “Forty Years of Originalism: The development and future of a judicial philosophy,” was published on June 1, 2012.
Alicea explores modern originalism through the lens of Judge Robert Bork’s 1971 article, “Neutral Principles and Some First Amendment Problems.” He writes, “While Professor Noah Feldman has underlined the role Justice Hugo Black played in the development of modern originalism, it was not until Bork’s article in 1971 that the modern originalist movement took flight. Thus, having just passed the 40th anniversary of that landmark essay, it is appropriate that we survey how modern originalism began, how it has changed, and what challenges lie ahead.”
The article can be read in full on the Hoover Institution website.
Alicea has published articles in the National Review Online, National Affairs, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, and the Loyola Law Review. He has a forthcoming article (with Dr. Donald Drakeman) scheduled for publication in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law. At HLS, Alicea is president of the Harvard Federalist Society, a member of the law school’s Administrative Board and a research assistant to Professor John Manning. This summer, he is working at the Dallas office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.