We the People

A weekly show of constitutional debate hosted by National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen where listeners can hear the best arguments on all sides of the constitutional issues at the center of American life.

News Commentary
The Indictment of Former President Trump
Explaining the recent indictment and criminal charges filed against former U.S. President Donald Trump
53 min
Israel’s Constitutional Crisis
Unpacking the debates and protests over proposed reforms to Israel’s judicial and legal system
49 min
Can Courts End Partisan Gerrymandering?
Discussing gerrymandering cases out of North Carolina and the future of pursuing political gerrymandering claims in court
58 min
Domestic Violence Laws and Gun Rights
Unpacking a recent Fifth Circuit decision in United States v. Rahimi and how to interpret the Second Amendment after Bruen
50 min
Women’s Rights in Early America
Exploring two new books out about the history of women’s economic rights and the right to vote
52 min
Presidential Power, Standing, and Student Loan ...
Is the Biden administration’s student loan-forgiveness plan constitutional?
50 min
Google, Twitter, Section 230 and the Future of ...
Unpacking the Google and Twitter cases about the scope of civil liability for platforms and what the outcome could mean for the future of the internet
65 min
The Slaughterhouse Cases at 150
Reexamining the Supreme Court’s The Slaughterhouse Cases decision 150 years later 
59 min
Richard Stengel on Mandela: The Lost Tapes
Former NCC President and TIME Magazine editor discusses his new podcast featuring interviews with Nelson Mandela    
52 min
The Public Debt Clause and the Debt Ceiling
Could Section 4 of the 14th Amendment be a way out of the debt ceiling impasse?
48 min
Roe v. Wade at 50
In the 50 years since Roe was decided, looking back at the case and history and future of abortion in America
60 min
The Constitutional and Moral Philosophy of Dr. ...
Discussing MLK’s constitutional and moral philosophy through his key writings, speeches, and influences
57 min
The History of the Speaker of the House
Exploring the role of Speaker of the House and leading Speakers throughout American history
65 min
Religious Liberty at the Founding
Discussing Vincent Phillip Muñoz’s new book, Religious Liberty and the American Founding
65 min
Cicero and the Constitution
Exploring the political ideas of Cicero, his impact on America, and what we can learn from him today
57 min
FDR and the Transformation of the Supreme Court
Discussing Franklin D. Roosevelt’s constitutional legacy, the court packing fight, and how his Supreme Court appointees transformed America.
56 min
The Supreme Court Considers the Independent Sta...
Recapping the oral arguments in Moore v. Harper
55 min
Free Speech, Same-Sex Marriage, and Anti-Discri...
Discussing the oral arguments in 303 Creative v. Elenis
54 min
Justice William O. Douglas: Public Advocate and...
Discussing the constitutional legacy of U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas
54 min
The Indian Child Welfare Act and the 14th Amend...
Discussing the arguments in a Supreme Court case about the Indian Child Welfare Act
60 min
The Battle for the American West
Discussing U.S. westward expansion, manifest destiny, and the impact on native peoples and tribes
58 min
Thomas Jefferson: The Reader and Writer
Exploring Thomas Jefferson's education and the impact it had on the American idea
59 min
Affirmative Action and the 14th Amendment – Part 2
Recapping the oral arguments in a pair of Supreme Court cases about affirmative action
55 min
Affirmative Action and the 14th Amendment – Part 1
Examining the original text, meaning, and understanding of the 14th Amendment in arguments for and against affirmative action
56 min
Pork, the Dormant Commerce Clause, and Legislat...
Recapping the Supreme Court’s oral arguments in National Pork Producers v. Ross
44 min