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.


152 Pieces

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This is Part Two of a two-part episode. In Part One, we told you about Kristine Bunch, who experienced the worst thing that could happen to any pa...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2020
  • Length: 53:59
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Kristine Bunch experienced the worst thing that could happen to any parent: the death of her son, Tony. But then things got worse. Much worse. S...

  • Added: Mar 26, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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Next time on Your Weekly Constitutional...comparisons are tricky things. Many people compare our current president Donald Trump to Andrew Jackson. ...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2020
  • Length: 53:59
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How to Save the Supreme Court. Ganesh Sitaraman teaches constitutional law at Vanderbilt University. Like many of us, he is troubled by current p...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2020
  • Length: 53:59
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“Domestic terrorism” has been in the news a lot lately. Many of the mass shootings we’ve recently experienced seem to have been motivated, at leas...

  • Added: Mar 05, 2020
  • Length: 53:59
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The First Impeachment. Nope. Not Andrew Johnson. It's a guy named William Blount, who was kicked out of the United States Senate more than two h...

  • Added: Feb 28, 2020
  • Length: 54:01
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For the first time, Stewart invites some of his seminar students onto the show to discuss their seminar papers. Jen Bolt has written about the per...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2020
  • Length: 53:59
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The Dancing Deputy. Ever heard of Deuntay Diggs? He’s a Watch Commander at the Sherriff’s Office in Stafford County, Virginia. As part of his du...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2020
  • Length: 53:59
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Tort Reform Update 2020. Appellate Attorney John Vail recently argued a case in the Tennessee Supreme Court presenting a very important issue: Doe...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2020
  • Length: 54:01
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The Death of Caesar. Julius Caesar died over two thousand years ago, on March 15, 44 BCE. So why are we talking about him now? Well, because our...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
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Will Boris Johnson “get Brexit done” by the January 31 deadline? Looks like it—he has an overwhelming majority in Parliament. But what will cha...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2020
  • Length: 53:59
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The Color of Law. Do you know the difference between de facto and de jure? They’re Latin terms, the first of which means “in effect,” and the sec...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2020
  • Length: 53:59
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How to Save the Supreme Court. Ganesh Sitaraman teaches constitutional law at Vanderbilt University. Like many of us, he is troubled by current p...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2020
  • Length: 53:59
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This week, Stewart talks to Sayu Bhojwani of New American Leaders, about her new book, “People Like Us: The New Wave of Candidates Knocking at Demo...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2020
  • Length: 53:59
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Jane Crow. Have you ever heard of Pauli Murray? Didn’t think so. Neither had we, until Rosalind Rosenberg, a historian at Barnard College, wrote...

  • Added: Dec 26, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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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: Dec 19, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
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It's that magical time of year! Carolers, presents, and . . . Bill of Rights Day! It's December 15 - remember? Sure you do. In honor of the 228th A...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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Drafting Articles of Impeachment. Donald Trump often claims that some people have been trying to impeach him since the day he was sworn in. He's ...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
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When They Come for You. Journalist David Kirby tells us how every level of government in the United States violates our civil liberties on a daily...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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The Ethically-Constrained President. No, not our current president. Another one, perhaps the greatest in our history: Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2019
  • Length: 53:59