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.


102 Pieces

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Recently, the Court of Appeals of New York rejected a constitutional challenge to that state’s prohibition of physician-assisted suicide. Should y...

  • Added: Oct 11, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
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The Tango War. Article II of the Constitution gives the President virtually unfettered authority over foreign affairs and the conduct of war. Fra...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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Double Jeopardy. Melanie Reid teaches criminal law and procedure at Lincoln Memorial University’s law school. Recently, she wrote an article on a...

  • Added: Sep 27, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
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Legal Aid and Access to Justice. If you’re accused of a crime and you can’t afford a lawyer, you have a right to a state-appointed public defender...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 54:02
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Old Civil Right Cases Never Die. You may never have heard of Elbert Williams. We aim to fix that. Because Elbert Williams deserves to be remembe...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
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You meet the nicest people at Montpelier. That definitely includes Harvard Law School Professor Noah Feldman, who has just published a new, compreh...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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If the southern states wanted to secede, why didn’t Lincoln simply let them go? One could argue that they were making the same democratic decision ...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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Lies my Teacher Told Me. We’ve interviewed best-selling author James Loewen several times. This time, we’re talking about the re-issue of his mos...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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Madison’s Hand. A storm’s a-comin’ in the academic world. Actually, it’s been raging for centuries, but it recently intensified. Ever since th...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
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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