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Should we abolish the Electoral College?

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:25:42 -0000

Alex Keyssar of Harvard University and James Ceaser of the University of Virginia explore the history and purpose of the Electoral College.

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Despite our congressional charter, the National Constitution Center is a private nonprofit; we receive little government support, and we rely on the generosity of people around the country who are inspired by our nonpartisan mission of constitutional debate and education. Please consider becoming a member to support our work, including this podcast. Visit constitutioncenter.org to learn more.

This show was engineered by Jason Gregory and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Lana Ulrich. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.


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The state of campus free speech

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 08:00:00 -0000

Scholars and activists explore the future of free expression at U.S. universities. The speakers are PEN America Executive Director Suzanne Nossel, First Amendment expert Floyd Abrams, University of Missouri student activist Storm Ervin, civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson, and University of Chicago scholar Geoffrey Stone. This live program was presented in partnership with PEN America on November 17, 2016.

This show was engineered by David Stotz and edited by Jason Gregory. It was produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Lana Ulrich and Tom Donnelly. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.

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We the People is a member of Slate’s Panoply network. Check out the full roster at Panoply.fm.

Despite our congressional charter, the National Constitution Center is a private nonprofit; we receive little government support, and we rely on the generosity of people around the country who are inspired by our nonpartisan mission of constitutional debate and education. Please consider becoming a member to support our work, including this podcast. Visit constitutioncenter.org to learn more.


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Donald Trump and the Supreme Court

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 22:18:23 -0000

Dahlia Lithwick of Slate and Jonathan Adler of Case Western Reserve University explain how new appointments to the Court could change constitutional law.

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We the People is a member of Slate’s Panoply network. Check out the full roster at Panoply.fm.

Despite our congressional charter, the National Constitution Center is a private nonprofit; we receive little government support, and we rely on the generosity of people around the country who are inspired by our nonpartisan mission of constitutional debate and education. Please consider becoming a member to support our work, including this podcast. Visit constitutioncenter.org to learn more.

This show was engineered by Kevin Kilbourne and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Lana Ulrich and Tom Donnelly. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.


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Looking ahead to the Trump presidency

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 22:04:35 -0000

Michael Dorf of Cornell University and Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute discuss how the Constitution will restrain or empower the new President.

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We the People is a member of Slate’s Panoply network. Check out the full roster at Panoply.fm.

Despite our congressional charter, the National Constitution Center is a private nonprofit; we receive little government support, and we rely on the generosity of people around the country who are inspired by our nonpartisan mission of constitutional debate and education. Please consider becoming a member to support our work, including this podcast. Visit constitutioncenter.org to learn more.

This show was engineered by David Stotz and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Lana Ulrich and Tom Donnelly. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.


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The Fourteenth Amendment and equality under the law

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 21:09:47 -0000

Elizabeth Wydra of the Constitutional Accountability Center and Earl Maltz of Rutgers University discuss how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump approach abortion, same-sex marriage, affirmative action, and more.

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We the People is a member of Slate’s Panoply network. Check out the full roster at Panoply.fm.

Despite our congressional charter, the National Constitution Center is a private nonprofit; we receive little government support, and we rely on the generosity of people around the country who are inspired by our nonpartisan mission of constitutional debate and education. Please consider becoming a member to support our work, including this podcast. Visit constitutioncenter.org to learn more.

This show was engineered by Jason Gregory and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Lana Ulrich and Tom Donnelly. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.


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The Fourth Amendment and civil liberties

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:54:33 -0000

Tracey Meares of Yale University and John Stinneford of the University of Florida explore how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump approach policing and privacy.

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We the People is a member of Slate’s Panoply network. Check out the full roster at Panoply.fm.

Despite our congressional charter, the National Constitution Center is a private nonprofit; we receive little government support, and we rely on the generosity of people around the country who are inspired by our nonpartisan mission of constitutional debate and education. Please consider becoming a member to support our work, including this podcast. Visit constitutioncenter.org to learn more.

This show was engineered by Kevin Kilbourne and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Lana Ulrich. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen. Special thanks to Tom Donnelly for hosting this week.


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The Second Amendment and gun rights

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:42:39 -0000

Joseph Blocher of Duke University and attorney Alan Gura discuss how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump may enforce or undermine the right to bear arms.

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We the People is a member of Slate’s Panoply network. Check out the full roster at Panoply.fm.

Despite our congressional charter, the National Constitution Center is a private nonprofit; we receive little government support, and we rely on the generosity of people around the country who are inspired by our nonpartisan mission of constitutional debate and education. Please consider becoming a member to support our work, including this podcast. Visit constitutioncenter.org to learn more.

This show was engineered by Jason Gregory and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Lana Ulrich. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen. Special thanks to Tom Donnelly for hosting this week.


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The First Amendment and the freedom of expression

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 20:54:00 -0000

Erwin Chemerinsky of the University of California, Irvine, and Bradley Smith of Capital University explore how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump may protect or threaten the freedoms of speech and press.

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We the People is a member of Slate’s Panoply network. Check out the full roster at Panoply.fm.

Despite our congressional charter, the National Constitution Center is a private nonprofit; we receive little government support, and we rely on the generosity of people around the country who are inspired by our nonpartisan mission of constitutional debate and education. Please consider becoming a member to support our work, including this podcast. Visit constitutioncenter.org to learn more.

This show was engineered by David Stotz and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Lana Ulrich and Tom Donnelly. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.


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Article III and the future of the Supreme Court

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 15:48:00 -0000

Daniel Farber of the University of California, Berkeley, and Barry McDonald of Pepperdine University discuss how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump would appoint judges and change constitutional law.

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We the People is a member of Slate’s Panoply network. Check out the full roster at Panoply.fm.

Despite our congressional charter, the National Constitution Center is a private nonprofit; we receive little government support, and we rely on the generosity of people around the country who are inspired by our nonpartisan mission of constitutional debate and education. Please consider becoming a member to support our work, including this podcast. Visit constitutioncenter.org to learn more.

This show was engineered by Jason Gregory and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Lana Ulrich and Tom Donnelly. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen. Special thanks to Matt Stanford and Joe Spence at the University of California, Berkeley, for arranging this event.


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What to expect at the Supreme Court this year

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:12:34 -0000

John Malcolm of the Heritage Foundation and Michele Jawando of the Center for American Progress discuss recent news from the high court and cases to watch in the new term.

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Despite our congressional charter, the National Constitution Center is a private nonprofit; we receive little government support, and we rely on the generosity of people around the country who are inspired by our nonpartisan mission of constitutional debate and education. Please consider becoming a member to support our work, including this podcast. Visit constitutioncenter.org to learn more.

This show was engineered by David Stotz and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Lana Ulrich and Tom Donnelly. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.


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Article V and constitutional change

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:37:09 -0000

Michael Rappaport of the University of San Diego and David Strauss of the University of Chicago discuss how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump could change the Constitution.

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Despite our congressional charter, the National Constitution Center is a private nonprofit; we receive little government support, and we rely on the generosity of people around the country who are inspired by our nonpartisan mission of constitutional debate and education. Please consider becoming a member to support our work, including this podcast. Visit constitutioncenter.org to learn more.

This show was engineered by David Stotz and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Lana Ulrich and Tom Donnelly. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.


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Article II and the powers of the President

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 19:33:31 -0000

Michael Ramsey of the University of San Diego and Christopher Schroeder of Duke University discuss how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump understand the powers and duties of the nation's chief executive.

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Despite our congressional charter, the National Constitution Center is a private nonprofit; we receive little government support, and we rely on the generosity of people around the country who are inspired by our nonpartisan mission of constitutional debate and education. Please consider becoming a member to support our work, including this podcast. Visit constitutioncenter.org to learn more.

This show was engineered by David Stotz and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Lana Ulrich and Tom Donnelly. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.


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The Constitution at Guantánamo Bay

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 17:17:26 -0000

John Yoo of the University of California, Berkeley, and Karen Greenberg of Fordham University discuss the legal status of detainees and prospects for the prison's closure in the final months of the Obama administration.

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Despite our congressional charter, the National Constitution Center is a private nonprofit; we receive little government support, and we rely on the generosity of people around the country who are inspired by our nonpartisan mission of constitutional debate and education. Please consider becoming a member to support our work, including this podcast. Visit constitutioncenter.org to learn more.

This show was engineered by David Stotz and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Lana Ulrich and Tom Donnelly. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.


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America's biggest constitutional crises

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 20:21:40 -0000

Annette Gordon-Reed of Harvard University, Sean Wilentz of Princeton University, and political journalist Sidney Blumenthal explore how Presidents have confronted the nation's gravest constitutional crises.

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Despite our congressional charter, the National Constitution Center is a private nonprofit; we receive little government support, and we rely on the generosity of people around the country who are inspired by our nonpartisan mission of constitutional debate and education. Please consider becoming a member to support our work, including this podcast. Visit constitutioncenter.org to learn more.

This show was engineered by Jason Gregory and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Lana Ulrich and Tom Donnelly. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.


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Jeffrey Rosen answers your questions about constitutional interpretation

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:56:09 -0000

Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, answers your questions about progressive originalism, Justice Clarence Thomas, the Civil War, and more.

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Despite our congressional charter, the National Constitution Center is a private nonprofit; we receive little government support, and we rely on the generosity of people around the country who are inspired by our nonpartisan mission of constitutional debate and education. Please consider becoming a member to support our work, including this podcast. Visit constitutioncenter.org to learn more.

This show was engineered by Jason Gregory and David Stotz. It was produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Lana Ulrich and Tom Donnelly. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.


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The history and meaning of the 19th Amendment

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 20:04:49 -0000

Gretchen Ritter of Cornell University and Susan Ware explore the history of women's rights and the fight to extend voting rights to all women.

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Despite our congressional charter, the National Constitution Center is a private nonprofit; we receive little government support, and we rely on the generosity of people around the country who are inspired by our nonpartisan mission of constitutional debate and education. Please consider becoming a member to support our work, including this podcast. Visit constitutioncenter.org to learn more.

This show was engineered by Jason Gregory and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Lana Ulrich and Tom Donnelly. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen. Many thanks and best wishes to Josh Waimberg, who leaves the Center this month.


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Voting rights in the courts

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 19:09:34 -0000

Hans von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation and Wendy Weiser of the Brennan Center for Justice explore recent court rulings about the right to vote in America.

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Despite our congressional charter, the National Constitution Center is a private nonprofit; we receive little government support, and we rely on the generosity of people around the country who are inspired by our nonpartisan mission of constitutional debate and education. Please consider becoming a member to support our work, including this podcast. Visit constitutioncenter.org to learn more.

This show was engineered by Jason Gregory and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Josh Waimberg and Tom Donnelly. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.

Many thanks and best wishes to Danieli Evans, who leaves the Center this month.


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The presidency of George Washington

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 20:34:28 -0000

Akhil Reed Amar of Yale University, Edward Larson of Pepperdine University, and Douglas Bradburn of George Washington's Mount Vernon explore the constitutional legacy of our nation’s first President.

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Despite our congressional charter, the National Constitution Center is a private nonprofit; we receive little government support, and we rely on the generosity of people around the country who are inspired by our nonpartisan mission of constitutional debate and education. Please consider becoming a member to support our work, including this podcast. Visit constitutioncenter.org to learn more.

This show was engineered by Kevin Kilbourne and edited by Jason Gregory and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Lana Ulrich and Tom Donnelly. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.


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A constitutional history of the Democratic Party

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:44:39 -0000

Political journalist Sidney BlumenthalSean Wilentz of Princeton University, and William Forbath of the University of Texas explore the history of the Democrats through a constitutional lens.

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Despite our congressional charter, the National Constitution Center is a private nonprofit; we receive little government support, and we rely on the generosity of people around the country who are inspired by our nonpartisan mission of constitutional debate and education. Please consider becoming a member to support our work, including this podcast. Visit constitutioncenter.org to learn more.

This show was engineered by Jason Gregory and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Josh Waimberg and Tom Donnelly. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.


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A constitutional history of the Republican Party

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 21:02:52 -0000

David French of the National Review and Michael Gerhardt of the University of North Carolina explore the history of the GOP through a constitutional lens.

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Despite our congressional charter, the National Constitution Center is a private nonprofit; we receive little government support, and we rely on the generosity of people around the country who are inspired by our nonpartisan mission of constitutional debate and education. Please consider becoming a member to support our work, including this podcast. Visit constitutioncenter.org to learn more.

This show was engineered by Jason Gregory and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Josh Waimberg and Tom Donnelly. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.


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Political parties and the Constitution

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 20:31:58 -0000

James Ceaser of the University of Virginia and Luis Fuentes-Rohwer of Indiana University discuss the role of parties in the American constitutional system.

This episode is the first part of a three-part series on political parties and the Constitution.

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Despite our congressional charter, the National Constitution Center is a private nonprofit; we receive little government support, and we rely on the generosity of people around the country who are inspired by our nonpartisan mission of constitutional debate and education. Please consider becoming a member to support our work, including this podcast. Visit constitutioncenter.org to learn more.

This show was engineered by Jason Gregory and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Josh Waimberg and Tom Donnelly. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.


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A 'deep dive' on the Supreme Court

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 20:38:22 -0000

Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, is joined by leading Supreme Court watchers to review the recent term and look ahead to the future.

The participants are Neal Katyal of Georgetown University and Hogan Lovells; Judge Nancy Gertner of Harvard University; Nina Totenberg of NPR; Geoffrey Stone of the University of Chicago; and Lawrence Lessig of Harvard University.

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We the People is a member of Slate’s Panoply network. Check out all of our sibling podcasts at iTunes.com/Panoply.

Despite our congressional charter, the National Constitution Center is a private nonprofit; we receive little government support, and we rely on the generosity of people around the country who are inspired by our nonpartisan mission of constitutional debate and education. Please consider becoming a member to support our work, including this podcast. Visit constitutioncenter.org to learn more.

This show was edited by David Stotz and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Josh WaimbergLana Ulrich, and Tom Donnelly. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.


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Making sense of an unpredictable year at the Supreme Court

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:18:36 -0000

Carrie Severino of the Judicial Crisis Network and Michael Dorf of Cornell Law School explore the biggest cases and trends at the Supreme Court this year.

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This show was engineered by David Stotz and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Josh Waimberg and Danieli Evans. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.


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The Orlando shooting and the Constitution

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:00:00 -0000

Adam Winkler of the University of California, Los Angeles and Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute explore the constitutional debates over gun control and immigration policy.

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This show was engineered by Jason Gregory and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Josh Waimberg and Danieli Evans. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.


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Gawker, Hulk Hogan, and the First Amendment

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 20:07:00 -0000

Jane Kirtley of the University of Minnesota and Amy Gajda of Tulane University examine the Gawker-Hulk Hogan dispute and the tension between press freedom and privacy.

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Hamilton, the man and the musical

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 19:36:11 -0000

Annette Gordon-Reed and Michael Klarman of Harvard Law School discuss Alexander Hamilton's constitutional legacy and the Broadway musical that bears his name.

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This show was engineered by Jason Gregory and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided byJosh Waimberg and Tom Donnelly. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.


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The life and legacy of Justice Louis Brandeis

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 19:22:07 -0000

Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, is joined by Melvin Urofsky of Virginia Commonwealth University and Philippa Strum of the Wilson Center to discuss his new biography of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis.

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This show was engineered by Kevin Kilbourne and edited by David Stotz. It was produced by Nicandro Iannacci. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.


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Jeffrey Rosen answers your questions about the Constitution

Thu, 26 May 2016 20:40:19 -0000

Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, answers questions about originalism, presidential primaries, Harvard final clubs, and more.

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This show was engineered by David Stotz and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Josh WaimbergLana Ulrich, and Danieli Evans. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.


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Felons and the right to vote

Thu, 19 May 2016 17:51:24 -0000

Roger Clegg of the Center for Equal Opportunity and Erika Wood of New York Law School debate whether voting rights should be restored for people with past criminal convictions.

It’s time for another episode of “Ask Jeff”! Tweet us your questions using the hashtag #AskJeffNCC or go to bit.ly/askjeffncc to submit them anonymously. Questions are due Sunday, May 22 at 11:59pm ET.

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Marijuana and the Constitution

Thu, 12 May 2016 18:52:32 -0000

Douglas Berman of The Ohio State University and Randy Barnett of Georgetown University explore the constitutional issues at stake in the regulation and legalization of marijuana.

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This show was engineered by Jason Gregory and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Josh Waimberg and Danieli Evans. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.


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Debating the laws regulating bathroom use and gender

Thu, 05 May 2016 13:47:00 -0000

Joshua Block from the ACLU and Matthew Sharp from the Alliance Defending Freedom join our Jeffrey Rosen to take a closer look at the debate over laws regulating bathroom use for transgender Americans.


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Bob McDonnell, public corruption, and the Supreme Court

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:14:45 -0000

Noah Bookbinder of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and Judge Nancy Gertner of Harvard Law School discuss the issues at stake in McDonnell v. United States.

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This show was engineered by Jason Gregory and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Josh Waimberg and Danieli Evans. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.


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Is President Obama's immigration policy against the law?

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:56:53 -0000

Josh Blackman of the South Texas College of Law and Cristina Rodriguez of Yale Law School review the issues and oral arguments in United States v. Texas.

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This show was engineered by Kevin Kilbourne and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Josh Waimberg, Lana Ulrich and Danieli Evans. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.


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The future of free speech at the Supreme Court

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 20:05:03 -0000

Adam Liptak of The New York Times and Geoffrey Stone of the University of Chicago discuss the future of free speech in a special Freedom Day episode.

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This show was engineered by Jason Gregory and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Josh Waimberg, Lana Ulrich, and Danieli Evans. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.


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Does the Senate have a duty to hold hearings for Supreme Court nominees?

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 19:57:36 -0000

Erwin Chemerinsky of the University of California, Irvine and Michael Ramsey of the University of San Diego debate what the Constitution requires when it comes to Supreme Court appointments.

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This show was engineered by Jason Gregory and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Lana Ulrich. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.


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Religious liberty and the Obamacare contraceptive mandate

Thu, 31 Mar 2016 20:24:37 -0000

Greg Lipper of Americans United for Separation of Church and State and Michael Moreland of Villanova University debate one of the most important Supreme Court cases of the term.

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This show was engineered by Jason Gregory and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Josh Waimberg. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.


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Celebrating the appointment of Chief Justice John Marshall

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 10:00:00 -0000

Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, explores the Great Chief Justice's constitutional clashes with Thomas Jefferson and his influence on later Justices in a talk for the Supreme Court Historical Society.

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This show was engineered by Jason Gregory and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen; he will return next week.


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The constitutional and political impact of Citizens United

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 11:00:00 -0000

David Keating of the Center for Competitive Politics and Paul Ryan of the Campaign Legal Center discuss the state of elections and campaign finance, six years after Citizens United.

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This show was engineered by Kevin Kilbourne and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Josh Waimberg and Danieli Evans. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.


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In Apple v. FBI, who should win?

Fri, 11 Mar 2016 17:19:00 -0000

Joseph DeMarco of DeVore and DeMarco LLP and David Greene of the Electronic Frontier Foundation debate whether Apple must assist the FBI in unlocking an iPhone used in the San Bernadino attack.

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This show was engineered by David Stotz and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Josh Waimberg. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.


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The Texas abortion case at the Supreme Court

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 20:14:00 -0000

Clarke Forsythe from Americans United For Life and Mary Ziegler from the Florida State University College of Law join the National Constitution Center's Jeffrey Rosen to discuss the major abortion case heard by the Supreme Court this week.


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The 14th Amendment and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Thu, 25 Feb 2016 21:29:40 -0000

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 of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.


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The life and legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 22:05:10 -0000

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 legacy.


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Constitutional Minute: Women and the draft

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 20:00:30 -0000

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 draft.


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The Constitution in the 2016 presidential primaries

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 19:53:03 -0000

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 gun control.


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The 15th Amendment and the right to vote

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 18:26:43 -0000

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 the last Reconstruction Amendment.


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Jeffrey Rosen answers your constitutional questions

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 21:13:00 -0000

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


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What’s next for free speech?

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 16:08:20 -0000

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 First Amendment and explore current debates over its meaning.


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Public unions and free speech at the Supreme Court

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 19:45:07 -0000

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 the constitutional issues in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association and predict how the Court will rule.


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Constitutional Minute: Natural-born citizenship

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 15:49:17 -0000

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 presidency.


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Have we lost our First Amendment rights of assembly and petition?

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 21:00:15 -0000

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 of the First Amendment's Assembly and Petition Clauses.


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Dissent and the Supreme Court

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 00:37:19 -0000

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 constitutional dialogue.


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The life and legacy of President George H.W. Bush

Thu, 24 Dec 2015 04:30:36 -0000

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 former chairman of the National Constitution Center.


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The history and meaning of the Establishment Clause

Wed, 16 Dec 2015 18:02:39 -0000

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 contemporary application of the First Amendment's Establishment Clause.


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The 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 18:00:40 -0000

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, meaning, and legacy of the 13th Amendment.


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Affirmative action returns to the Supreme Court

Thu, 03 Dec 2015 15:56:38 -0000

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 about "racial preferences" in university admissions.


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Does the Second Amendment protect the right to own and carry a gun?

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 20:34:59 -0000

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 meaning of the Second Amendment at the Chicago Cultural Center in Chicago, Illinois.


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The First Amendment speech debate on college campuses

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 11:57:48 -0000

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 speech and hate speech.


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The meaning of “one person, one vote”

Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:07:33 -0000

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 Court case about voter equality.


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Is the death penalty unconstitutional?

Wed, 04 Nov 2015 19:34:34 -0000

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 Amendment and the future of the death penalty.


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The first 10 years of the Roberts Court

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 20:41:38 -0000

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 the Supreme Court under his leadership.


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A reasoned debate about the Second Amendment

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 05:00:00 -0000

Adam Winkler of the UCLA School of Law and Nelson Lund of the George Mason University School of Law examine the history of the Second Amendment and the current debates about the extent of its protections.


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Is the Constitution color-blind?

Tue, 13 Oct 2015 05:00:00 -0000

Theodore Shaw of the University of North Carolina School of Law and Michael Rosman of the Center for Individual Rights explore how the Constitution deals with race.


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The Constitution and the world

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 05:00:00 -0000

Oona Hathaway of Yale Law School and Michael Paulsen of the University of St. Thomas School of Law debate whether foreign laws or international agreements have a role in interpreting the U.S. Constitution.


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What’s next at the Supreme Court?

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 05:00:00 -0000

Kenji Yoshino of the New York University School of Law and Josh Blackman of the South Texas College of Law preview the new Supreme Court term that begins on October 5.


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When religious liberty conflicts with LGBT rights, who wins?

Wed, 23 Sep 2015 05:00:00 -0000

Kristina Arriaga of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and Greg Lipper of Americans United for Separation of Church and State discuss the Kim Davis saga and two competing bills in Congress.


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Explore the new Interactive Constitution

Tue, 15 Sep 2015 05:00:00 -0000

Richard Pildes of the New York University School of Law and Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz of the Georgetown University Law Center join the National Constitution Center's Jeffrey Rosen to introduce the Center's online Interactive Constitution.


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Obamacare, Kim Davis, and religious exemptions

Thu, 10 Sep 2015 05:00:00 -0000

Matt Bowman of the Alliance Defending Freedom and Ian Millhiser of the Center for American Progress examine constitutional challenges to the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate with guest host Michael Gerhardt of the University of North Carolina School of Law.


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The Constitution on the 2016 campaign trail

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 05:00:00 -0000

Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute and Michael Dorf of Cornell Law School join the National Constitution Center's Jeffrey Rosen to analyze what the 2016 presidential candidates are saying about the Constitution.


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Texas H.B. 2 and the right to an abortion

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:00:00 -0000

The National Constitution Center's Jeffrey Rosen welcomes Stephanie Roti from the Center for Reproductive Rights and Emily Kebodeaux from Texas Right to Life to discuss a constitutional challenge to a Texas law regulating abortion providers.


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The 14th Amendment and birthright citizenship

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 05:00:00 -0000

Stanford Law School's Bernadette Meyler and Emory University School of Law's William Mayton join the National Constitution Center's Jeffrey Rosen to discuss the 14th Amendment's Citizenship Clause and current debate over the children of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.


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Why the Innocent Plead Guilty

Wed, 12 Aug 2015 05:00:00 -0000

The National Constitution Center's Jeffrey Rosen is joined by federal judges Jed Rakoff and Michael Baylson to debate the public misconceptions and systemic failings of America’s criminal justice system.


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The history and legacy of the 13th Amendment

Thu, 06 Aug 2015 05:00:00 -0000

The National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen is joined by “patriotic philanthropist” and Carlyle Group founder David Rubenstein to discuss the history and legacy of the 13th Amendment.


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Is the Iran nuclear deal constitutional?

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:00:00 -0000

BakerHostetler's David Rivkin and Hofstra University's Julian Ku join the National Constitution Center's Jeffrey Rosen to discuss the Iran nuclear deal and the constitutional questions about its passage and enforcement.


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Voting rights on trial in North Carolina

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:00:00 -0000

As the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act approaches, Rick Hasen of the University of California, Irvine School of Law and Derek Muller of the Pepperdine University School of Law join the National Constitution Center's Jeffrey Rosen to discuss a big trial in North Carolina.


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Everything You Need to Know About The Constitution in Two Amendments

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 05:00:00 -0000

Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center, leads an interactive discussion about the myriad issues, history, and opinions related to the First and Fourth Amendments.


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Perspectives on a historic Supreme Court term

Thu, 09 Jul 2015 05:00:00 -0000

National Constitution Center president Jeffrey Rosen is joined by U.S. Senator Chris Coons, Neal Katyal, David Frum and David Leonhardt to break down a busy end to the Supreme Court’s term.


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The Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriages, redistricting

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 -0000

National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen is joined by Richard Pildes and Michael Stokes Paulsen to analyze the constitutional aspects of the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage and election redistricting decisions.


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Analyzing the Obamacare Supreme Court decision

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:00:00 -0000

The National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen is joined by Ilya Shapiro and Erwin Chemerinsky to break down Thursday’s decision that upheld critical Obamacare tax subsidies in about three dozen states.


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Supreme Court rules on license plates, church signs and visas

Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:00:00 -0000

The National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen talks with Ilya Somin from George Mason University and the Constitutional Accountability Center’s Elizabeth B. Wydra about four big Supreme Court cases, including decisions on vanity license plates and church signs.


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Zivotofsky: Which branch controls foreign affairs?

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 05:00:00 -0000

The National Constitution Center's Jeffrey Rosen is joined by Erwin Chemerinsky of the University of California-Irvine School of Law and Richard Epstein of the New York University School of Law to discuss a major ruling on the separation of powers and to preview an upcoming decision about housing discrimination


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Reviewing the Supreme Court’s first week of June

Thu, 04 Jun 2015 05:00:00 -0000

Jeffery Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitutional Center, is joined by Richard Pildes and Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz to review the Supreme Court’s headscarf and Facebook decisions, and two other cases on the horizon.


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Donor disclosure and anonymous speech

Thu, 28 May 2015 05:00:00 -0000

Allen Dickerson and Anthony Johnstone debate the controversy over non-profits being forced to release the names of anonymous donors. Jeffrey Rosen of the National Constitution Center hosts this conversation.


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Jeffrey Rosen answers questions about the Supreme Court

Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 -0000

National Constitution Center president Jeffrey Rosen is joined by University of North Carolina professor Michael Gerhardt to answer reader questions about the Supreme Court and other matters.


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The Courts, The Constitution and Phone Metadata

Fri, 15 May 2015 05:00:00 -0000

The National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen is joined by three top experts to look at the constitutional future of the Patriot Act’s controversial Section 215, which allows the NSA to collect the phone records of Americans.





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Capital punishment returns to the Supreme Court

Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 -0000

The National Constitution Center's Jeffrey Rosen is joined by Ellen Kreitzberg and David B. Rivkin Jr. to discuss a major Supreme Court case about the use of lethal injection as an execution method.


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Debating the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage arguments

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00 -0000

The National Constitution Center's Jeffery Rosen is joined by John Eastman and Paul M. Smith to break down the historic arguments about same-sex marriage in the Supreme Court this week.


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The Fourth Amendment and police dog searches

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:00:00 -0000

The National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen is joined by Orin Kerr and Christopher Slobogin to discuss another big Supreme Court decision about the Fourth Amendment and police dogs.


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The fight for freedom in the 21st century

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 -0000

On our first-ever Freedom Day on Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, National Constitution Center president Jeffrey Rosen speaks with five leaders across the ideological spectrum about the meaning of freedom today and tomorrow.


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The constitutional debate over state RFRA laws

Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:00:00 -0000

The National Constitution Center's Jeffrey Rosen speaks with Brigham Young University's Frederick Mark Gedicks and the University of Richmond's Kevin Walsh about the national debate over state RFRA laws.


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The Confederate license plate debate

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 -0000

Ilya Shapiro and Scott Gaylord join us to debate one of the more interesting cases in front of the Supreme Court this term: the right of Texas to ban state-issued license plates that feature the Confederate flag.


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The First Amendment and racist speech on college campuses

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 05:00:00 -0000

Jeffrey Rosen is joined by Eugene Volokh and Kent Greenfield, who wrote two widely read pieces about the Oklahoma frat situation, for a wide-ranging talk about the First Amendment.


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The President, Congress, Iran and the Constitution

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 05:00:00 -0000

The National Constitution Center's Jeffrey Rosen is joined by constitutional experts Bruce Ackerman and Louis Fisher to discuss a hot topic: the roles of the President and Congress in conducting America’s foreign policy.


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Experts analyze the Supreme Court case about Obamacare

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:00:00 -0000

Jonathan H. Adler from Case Western Reserve University and Nicholas Bagley from the University of Michigan join National Constitution Center president Jeffrey Rosen to analyze the core constitutional arguments in the latest Obamacare challenge at the Supreme Court.


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Who holds the redistricting power?

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:00:00 -0000

Michael Morley and Nick Stephanopoulos join our Jeffrey Rosen to discuss an upcoming Supreme Court case from Arizona that could dramatically shape the future of the legislative redistricting process.


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Obama’s Immigration policy at a legal crossroads

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 05:00:00 -0000

Michael Dorf and Ilya Shapiro join the National Constitution Center's Jeffrey Rosen to discuss the legal and constitutional implications of a judicial decision in Texas that could change, or stop, President Obama's new immigration policies.


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Presidential powers and the Constitution

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 05:00:00 -0000


Influential scholars Erwin Chemerinsky and Richard Epstein join our Jeffrey Rosen for a special Presidents Day podcast about the true constitutional meaning of executive power.







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Learn about our new bipartisan effort to promote constitutional awareness

Wed, 04 Feb 2015 05:00:00 -0000

National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen talks about an important new project to promote constitutional awareness with Rick Pildes from the New York University School of Law and Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz from Georgetown University Law Center and Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute.


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Jeff Rosen answers your constitutional questions

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:00:00 -0000

In the latest installment of our popular podcast series, National Constitution Center president Jeffrey Rosen answers your questions about constitutional conventions, creating new states and the rights of immigrants.


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Should elected judges be allowed to ask for donations?

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:00:00 -0000


Jeffery Rosen speaks with two leading experts, Bob Corn-Revere and Burt Neuborne, about one of the most interesting cases in the Supreme Court this term: about state-level judges who run for office, and want to raise campaign funds.







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Charlie Hebdo and the freedom of speech

Wed, 14 Jan 2015 05:00:00 -0000

Eric Posner from the University of Chicago and Jonathan Rauch from the Brookings Institution tackle an urgent constitutional debate: If speech is perceived to be insulting or indecent, is it permissible for government to regulate its expression?


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