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.


95 Pieces

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This week we complete our two-part episode on What it Means to Be an American. Join us for the compelling conclusion of our interview with Bernice...

  • Added: Nov 26, 2016
  • Length: 54:02
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What Does it Mean to be an American? Well, it means lots of different things, depending upon whom you talk to and whom you’re talking about. This...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
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We like to talk about the Framers of our Constitution in semi-religious terms, as if they possessed perfect wisdom and always had our best interest...

  • Added: Nov 11, 2016
  • Length: 54:01
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We hope that you vote on November 8. But we really hope that you cast an informed vote – a vote based upon real understanding of the facts and iss...

  • Added: Nov 04, 2016
  • Length: 54:09
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American Concentration Camp. Join Stewart and his older son, Tom, on a visit to Manzanar, where Japanese-Americans were incarcerated, en masse, dur...

  • Added: Oct 28, 2016
  • Length: 54:02
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Entertainment lawyer Jeremy Geltzer has written a fascinating book about the history of film censorship in the United States. It's called "Dirty Wo...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
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Stewart Harris talks not about the Steven Spielberg movie Bridge of Spies, but about the REAL constitutional case that gave rise to it. Stewart int...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2016
  • Length: 54:05
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It’s been over six months since Associate Justice Antonin Scalia passed away, yet still his chair on the Supreme Court bench is empty. Is the Sena...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
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Have you ever read the Declaration of Independence? Not just the “all men are created equal” stuff - have you read the whole thing? If you have, ...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2016
  • Length: 54:01
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The Constitution gives the President wide powers over foreign affairs, powers which the President typically exercises through his Secretary of Stat...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
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You’ve seen the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. Perhaps you’ve visited. But did you know that there is an entire university that was built in mem...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2016
  • Length: 54:03
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Next up: The First Amendment and the Donald. If there are any limits on the protection that the First Amendment provides to political speech, Don...

  • Added: Sep 09, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
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Why music? Well, let’s remind ourselves that a written constitution is just a piece of paper unless government leaders and, ultimately, the people...

  • Added: Sep 02, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
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Was it constitutional for President Obama to kill Osama bin Laden? How about Anwar al-Awlaki, an American citizen living in Yemen? The answers are ...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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There are lots of bad guys out there. And lots of people who could be bad guys. And other guys . . . well, we're not so sure about them. But can th...

  • Added: Aug 19, 2016
  • Length: 53:59