"A consortium of students and professors based at Yale Law School founded the Federalist Society in 1982" to helped recruit and provide career support for bright legal minds.  It provided social-professional networks to connect law students with influential senior mentors. Reagan's Attorney General Edwin Meese helped with the administration’s selection of 400 federal judges using ideological profiling that made a conservative criteria important. Meese succeeded in the selection process and convinced many they were fulfilling founding father intentions. The Institute for Justice, the Center for Individual Rights and rightward philanthropists/organizations Joseph Coors, Charles, David Koch, and the Olin Foundation contributed much money to law schools like George Mason University. Schools with supportive of conservative professor whose research and ideas would educate students. Source

How Conservatives Won the Battle Over
1945
Foundation for Economic Education began the push for Laissez Fair Capitalism
Business Interest United after Conservative Johnson accomplished J. Kennedy Liberal Agenda
1971 Powell Manifesto, a memo from soon to be Supreme Court Justice in which Louis Powell
advised the Chamber of Commerce that it had to organize businesses into a political force because,
he claimed, corporations and the free market system were under broad attack,
..."

 

source

1972 Business Round Table created to encourages business political activity.

The Chicago Boys represented another consortium fostering neoliberal/conservative economics.

The following controversial decisions that needed a swing vote exemplify our "managed constitution."