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The constitutional legacy of Prohibition

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Lisa Andersen and Josh Zeitz on the history and politics of America's most colorful, complex constitutional hiccup.

63 Min

Mar 9, 2017

The future of federalism

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Josh Blackman and Peter Edelman on states' rights in the Trump era.

64 Min

Mar 2, 2017

Jeffrey Rosen answers your constitutional questions

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The president and CEO of the National Constitution Center answers listener questions about the Constitution.

45 Min

Feb 23, 2017

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49 min
Feb 16, 2017
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Akhil Reed Amar and Norman Ornstein on succession and how to improve it.

50 min
Feb 9, 2017
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Michele Jawando and John Malcolm on the nominee's record and potential to shape the Court.

38 min
Feb 2, 2017
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Peter Spiro and Anil Kalhan on the best arguments for and against the President's controversial action.

46 min
Jan 26, 2017
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Brianne Gorod and Andy Grewal on the President's business operations.

53 min
Jan 19, 2017
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Deborah Gerhardt, Ilya Shapiro, and Rebecca Tushnet on a big First Amendment case.

43 min
Jan 12, 2017
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Gillian Metzger and David Bernstein on challenges to the executive agencies that govern our daily lives.

58 min
Jan 5, 2017
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Michael Klarman and Patrick Spero on the debates that shaped the nation's creation.

55 min
Dec 30, 2016
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Journalists and scholars give their take on the Obama presidency.

61 min
Dec 22, 2016
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A conversation with "America's greatest teacher of the Bill of Rights" on its 225th anniversary.

53 min
Dec 15, 2016
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Carol Berkin and David O. Stewart on the history and legacy of the first 10 amendments to the Constitution.

39 min
Dec 8, 2016
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Nick Stephanopoulos and Michael Morley on a big Wisconsin case that could reach the Supreme Court.

51 min
Dec 1, 2016
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Alex Keyssar and James Ceaser with the best arguments on both sides.

84 min
Nov 24, 2016
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Scholars and activists on the tension between free speech and diversity on college campuses.

55 min
Nov 17, 2016
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Dahlia Lithwick and Jonathan Adler on the future of the Court.

57 min
Nov 10, 2016
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Michael Dorf and Ilya Shapiro on Donald Trump and the Constitution.

49 min
Nov 3, 2016
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Elizabeth Wydra and Earl Maltz on how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump approach abortion, same-sex marriage, affirmative action, and more.

56 min
Oct 27, 2016
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Tracey Meares and John Stinneford on how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump approach policing and privacy.

52 min
Oct 20, 2016
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Joseph Blocher and Alan Gura on how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump understand the right to bear arms.

63 min
Oct 13, 2016
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Erwin Chemerinsky and Bradley Smith on how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump understand speech and press rights.

59 min
Oct 6, 2016
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Daniel Farber and Barry McDonald on how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump could shape the courts.

47 min
Sep 29, 2016
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John Malcolm and Michele Jawando on the October 2016 term.

50 min
Sep 22, 2016
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Michael Rappaport and David Strauss on how the next President could change the Constitution.

53 min
Sep 15, 2016
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Michael Ramsey and Christopher Schroeder on the 2016 presidential candidates and executive power.

42 min
Sep 8, 2016
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John Yoo and Karen Greenberg on the status of detainees and prospects for the prison's closure.

55 min
Sep 1, 2016
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Historians discuss how Presidents steer the nation through troubled times.

63 min
Aug 25, 2016
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The president and CEO of the National Constitution Center goes back to basics.

46 min
Aug 18, 2016
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Gretchen Ritter and Susan Ware on the landmark amendment that extends voting rights to all women.

57 min
Aug 11, 2016
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Hans von Spakovsky and Wendy Weiser on the scope of the right to vote in America.

66 min
Aug 4, 2016
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Akhil Reed Amar, Edward Larson, and Doug Bradburn on the constitutional legacy of our nation's first President.

39 min
Jul 28, 2016
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Leading historians and legal scholars explore the history of Democrats.

49 min
Jul 21, 2016
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David French and Michael Gerhardt on the history of the GOP.

50 min
Jul 14, 2016
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Two experts on American politics explore the role of parties in America.

63 min
Jul 7, 2016
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Leading observers of the Supreme Court weigh in on its present and future.

44 min
Jun 30, 2016
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Two constitutional experts explore the biggest cases and trends of the term.

53 min
Jun 23, 2016
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Adam Winkler and Ilya Shapiro weigh in on the constitutional debates over gun control and immigration policy.

54 min
Jun 16, 2016
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Two scholars of media law weigh in on the Gawker-Hulk Hogan dispute.

37 min
Jun 9, 2016
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Annette Gordon-Reed and Michael Klarman on "the 10-dollar Founding Father without a father."

90 min
Jun 2, 2016
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Three leading Brandeis scholars discuss the great Justice.

58 min
May 26, 2016
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Jeffrey Rosen answers listener questions.

47 min
May 19, 2016
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Roger Clegg and Erika Wood debate an issue of growing national importance.

54 min
May 12, 2016
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Doug Berman and Randy Barnett on the movement to legalize pot.

58 min
May 5, 2016
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Experts evaluate regulations and transgender rights

48 min
Apr 28, 2016
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Is the McDonnell case an example of justice or the overcriminalization of politics?

48 min
Apr 21, 2016
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Josh Blackman and Cristina Rodriguez debate an important Supreme Court case.

43 min
Apr 14, 2016
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Adam Liptak and Geof Stone join us for a special Freedom Day episode.

48 min
Apr 7, 2016
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The President and Congress square off over the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland.

48 min
Mar 31, 2016
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Two experts on law and religion debate one of the biggest Supreme Court cases of the year.

57 min
Mar 24, 2016
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Jeffrey Rosen at the Supreme Court on John Marshall.

46 min
Mar 17, 2016
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Exploring the constitutional landscape, six years later.

54 min
Mar 11, 2016
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Apple and the FBI square off over an iPhone used in the San Bernadino shooting.

55 min
Mar 3, 2016
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Hosted By Jeffrey Rosen

63 min
Feb 25, 2016
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Judge James Wynn of the Fourth Circuit and Chief Judge Theodore McKee of the Third Circuit discuss the meaning of the 14th Amendment and the impact ...

44 min
Feb 18, 2016
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Lawrence Lessig of Harvard Law School and Steven Calabresi of the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law remember the late Justice and reflect on his constitutional ...

0 min
Feb 11, 2016
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In this bonus segment, Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, explains the constitutional debate over requiring women to register for the ...

55 min
Feb 11, 2016
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Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute and Michael Dorf of Cornell University Law School discuss hot topics on the campaign trail, including citizenship, immigration, and ...

41 min
Feb 4, 2016
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Richard Pildes of the New York University School of Law and Bradley Smith of the Capital University Law School discuss the history and meaning of ...

50 min
Jan 28, 2016
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Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, answers listener questions about natural-born citizenship, gun rights, same-sex marriage, and more.

56 min
Jan 21, 2016
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Geoffrey Stone of the University of Chicago Law School and Eugene Volokh of the UCLA School of Law dissect the Free Speech Clause of the ...

40 min
Jan 13, 2016
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Catherine Fisk of the University of California, Irvine School of Law and David Forte of the Cleveland State University Marshall College of Law break down ...

0 min
Jan 13, 2016
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In this bonus segment, Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, explains what the Constitution says about "natural born" citizenship and the ...

49 min
Jan 7, 2016
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Burt Neuborne of the New York University School of Law and John Inazu of the Washington University School of Law reveal the history and power ...

64 min
Dec 31, 2015
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Revered judicial authority Melvin Urofsky talks about his new book on the history of dissent at the Supreme Court and its role in the nation's ...

66 min
Dec 24, 2015
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Presidential historian Jon Meacham joins The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza to discuss his blockbuster new biography of George H.W. Bush, the nation's 41st President and a ...

48 min
Dec 16, 2015
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In honor of the holiday season, Michael McConnell of Stanford Law School and Marci Hamilton of the Cardozo School of Law debate the history and ...

45 min
Dec 10, 2015
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Tom Donnelly of the Constitutional Accountability Center, Jamal Greene of Columbia Law School and Randy Barnett of the Georgetown University Law Center discuss the history, ...

57 min
Dec 3, 2015
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Amy Wax of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Neil Siegel of the Duke University School of Law preview an upcoming Supreme Court case ...

94 min
Nov 24, 2015
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Michael O’Shea of the Oklahoma City University School of Law and Carl Bogus of the Roger Williams University School of Law debate the history and ...

39 min
Nov 20, 2015
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Erwin Chemerinsky and Greg Lukianoff join National Constitution Center scholar in residence Michael Gerhardt to discuss controversies at Yale, Missouri and other universities about free ...

45 min
Nov 12, 2015
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Rick Hasen of the University of California, Irvine School of Law and Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute in Washington preview an important new Supreme ...

45 min
Nov 4, 2015
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John Stinneford of the University of Florida Levin College of Law and Elizabeth Wydra of the Constitutional Accountability Center discuss the meaning of the Eighth ...

42 min
Oct 29, 2015
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Adam Liptak of The New York Times and Joan Biskupic of Reuters News reflect on the tenure of Chief Justice John Roberts and the impact of ...

49 min
Oct 22, 2015
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Adam Winkler and Nelson Lund on the right to bear arms

55 min
Oct 13, 2015
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Featuring Theodore Shaw and Michael Rosman

48 min
Oct 8, 2015
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Oona Hathaway and Michael Paulsen on foreign laws and the Constitution

51 min
Sep 30, 2015
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A preview of the 2015 Supreme Court term

45 min
Sep 23, 2015
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A debate on the Kim Davis saga

47 min
Sep 15, 2015
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National Constitution Center's Jeffrey Rosen introduces the Center's online Interactive Constitution.

47 min
Sep 10, 2015
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Constitutional challenges to the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate

46 min
Sep 3, 2015
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What the 2016 presidential candidates are saying about the Constitution

37 min
Aug 27, 2015
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A constitutional challenge to a Texas law regulating abortion providers.

47 min
Aug 19, 2015
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Current debate over the children of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally

65 min
Aug 12, 2015
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Public misconceptions and systemic failings of America’s criminal justice system

60 min
Aug 6, 2015
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Jeffrey Rosen is joined by David Rubenstein

47 min
Jul 30, 2015
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The Iran nuclear deal and the constitutional questions about its passage

52 min
Jul 22, 2015
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The 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act approaches

53 min
Jul 16, 2015
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Myriad issues, history, and opinions related to the First and Fourth Amendments

56 min
Jul 9, 2015
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Looking back at the 2014 term

58 min
Jul 2, 2015
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The constitutional aspects of the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage and election redistricting decisions

40 min
Jun 25, 2015
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Obamacare tax subsidies upheld in about three dozen states

49 min
Jun 18, 2015
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Four big Supreme Court cases, including decisions on vanity license plates and church signs

47 min
Jun 9, 2015
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A major ruling on the separation of powers

43 min
Jun 4, 2015
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The Supreme Court’s headscarf and Facebook decisions

46 min
May 28, 2015
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Controversy over non-profits being forced to release the names of anonymous donors

41 min
May 21, 2015
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Questions about the Supreme Court and other matters

45 min
May 15, 2015
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The constitutional future of the Patriot Act’s controversial Section 215

52 min
May 6, 2015
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Supreme Court case about the use of lethal injection

44 min
Apr 29, 2015
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Historic arguments about same-sex marriage in the Supreme Court

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