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.


132 Pieces

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Reigning in the Deep State. You’ve heard of the so-called Deep State. Is it something nefarious, or just . . . well, unconstitutional? Stewart s...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
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Have you been watching the parade? The parade of high federal officials lining up to testify before Congress in the impeachment inquiry? What’s g...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
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Ever since the release of the Mueller Report, we’ve all been hearing about something called “obstruction of justice.” But what, precisely, does tha...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
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Here We Go Again. The air is, once again, heavy with talk of impeachment. It’s happened three times before (if you count Richard Nixon’s resignat...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 54:01
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Virginia in the Vanguard. Recently, Stewart attended a conference at Montpelier, focused upon the essential role that Virginia has played in estab...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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Constitutional Fault Lines. Sanford Levinson is a law professor from Texas who is very critical of our Constitution’s “structural flaws.” We inte...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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Will Virginia save the ERA? Will it be the last necessary state to ratify? We speak with Virginia’s Deputy Solicitor General, Michelle Kallen, ab...

  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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Congressional Oversight. Since the Democrats overwhelmed the House of Representatives with their Blue Wave, there’s been a lot of talk about inves...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2019
  • 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: Sep 12, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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Well, it seems we have a trade war on our hands, and a big part of it involves tariffs. What, precisely, is a tariff? And who has the constitutio...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
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Next time on Your Weekly Constitutional. These days it seems that the words "democracy" and "truth" are mutually exclusive, but historian Sophia R...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
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This week, we finish our two-part interview with our go-to guy on all things Brexit, British barrister William Walton of the University of Hertford...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
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Remember Brexit? Yeah, it’s still around, although still theoretical. It’s been three years since the Brexit referendum, and Great Britain is sti...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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Steven Waldman has been writing about religion and spirituality for a long time. He is the co-founder of Beliefnet, a website devoted to such issu...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
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Ever wish you could go back in time and talk to one of your favorite historical characters? James Madison, for instance? Well, Stewart recently d...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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A.E. “Dick: Howard is the Forrest Gump of constitutional law. Over the past half-century, when governments fell, when new governments arose, when ...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Matt Reeves is the Director of Archaeology at Montpelier. He and Stewart discuss the next big project there: the excavation and eventual reconstru...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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This time on Your Weekly Constitutional: Stewart Harris talks with Mary Ziegler, the Stearns Weaver Miller Professor at Florida State University C...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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The First Integration: A year before Little Rock, twelve brave African-American students in Clinton, Tennessee, integrated an all-white public hig...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2019
  • Length: 53:59