Your Weekly Constitutional (Subscribable)

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Your Weekly Constitutional is a public radio show and podcast that focuses upon interesting and controversial issues in constitutional law, from gay rights to gun rights.

Produced in partnership with James Madison's Montpelier, it features interviews with knowledgeable lawyers, scholars, and others about current and historical topics, including church-state relations, states' rights, and even the constitutionality of secession.


99 Pieces

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Impeached! Talk of impeachment is increasingly common these days. But is it justified? What, precisely, is impeachment, and what are the standar...

  • Added: Aug 10, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
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Kat Imhoff has been the President and CEO of James Madison’s Montpelier for five years. During that time, she’s raised millions of dollars and supe...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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Duty to Warn. The Goldwater Rule prohibits psychiatrists and psychologists from diagnosing anyone unless they have examined their subjects persona...

  • Added: Jul 27, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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Immigration Update, 2018, Part II. William Gill continues his update of current immigration issues, telling us about his own experiences represent...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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The Bill of Rights: A User’s Guide. Constitutional scholar and award-winning author Linda Monk has recently published a book that provides a conc...

  • Added: Jul 13, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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Immigration Update, 2018, Part I. Stewart speaks with Professor William Gill of Lincoln Memorial University’s law school about the recent Supreme ...

  • Added: Jul 06, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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Fifty-One Imperfect Solutions. We are sometimes so focused upon our national Constitution that we forget that each of the fifty states has a const...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
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All the President's Tweets: Doug McKechnie has just written a law review article in which he neither praises nor condemns Donald Trump’s tweets. ...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
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Barbara Johns Day. Virginia recently enacted “Barbara Johns Day” to celebrate the bravery of a young girl who, in the early 1950’s, led a student ...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2018
  • Length: 54:01
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Charlottesville, Nazis, and Free Speech. After the tragedy in Charlottesville, many people are calling for limitations on “hate speech.” But, what...

  • Added: Jun 08, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
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All the President’s Nukes. The President, our Commander-in-Chief, has the ultimate authority over whether to use nuclear weapons. Lately, some peop...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
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Constitutional History and . . . LIDAR! Matt Reeves, Montpelier’s Director of Archaeology & Landscape Restoration, tells us how he is using a new ...

  • Added: May 26, 2018
  • Length: 54:01
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The British (Students) are Coming! Stewart’s friend, Professor William Walton of the University of Northumbria, recently brought some of his Briti...

  • Added: May 18, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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Fourth Amendment Update, 2018. The Supreme Court is currently considering three major cases involving the constitutional limits of police searches...

  • Added: May 11, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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Untying the Gordian Knot of Immigration. LMU law professor Akram Faizer has an idea of how we might forge a bipartisan compromise of the longstand...

  • Added: May 04, 2018
  • Length: 54:01
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Brexit Update, 2018. The Brexit vote took place almost two years ago, in 2016. But breaking up, as they say, is hard to do. What’s the latest on...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2018
  • Length: 54:02
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This is the continuation of the fascinating story behind an obscure, but vitally-important case from the early 1800’s, which helped define the Amer...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2018
  • Length: 54:04
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Barron, Baltimore, and the Bill of Rights, Part I. Some important constitutional cases grab your attention automatically – think Dred Scott or Roe...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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James Madison’s Stuff. The Curator at Montpelier, Teresa Teixeira, tells us about the ongoing treasure hunt for James and Dolley Madisons’ furnitu...

  • Added: Apr 06, 2018
  • Length: 53:59