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 14th Amendment and the NAACP Legal Defense ...
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 ...
63 min
The life and legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia
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 ...
44 min
Constitutional Minute: Women and the draft
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 ...
0 min
The Constitution in the 2016 presidential prima...
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 ...
55 min
The 15th Amendment and the right to vote
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 ...
41 min
Jeffrey Rosen answers your constitutional quest...
Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, answers listener questions about natural-born citizenship, gun rights, same-sex marriage, and more.
50 min
What’s next for free speech?
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 ...
56 min
Public unions and free speech at the Supreme Court
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 ...
40 min
Constitutional Minute: Natural-born citizenship
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 ...
0 min
Have we lost our First Amendment rights of asse...
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 ...
49 min
Dissent and the Supreme Court
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 ...
64 min
The life and legacy of President George H.W. Bush
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 ...
66 min
The history and meaning of the Establishment Cl...
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 ...
48 min
The 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment
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, ...
45 min
Affirmative action returns to the Supreme Court
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 ...
57 min
Does the Second Amendment protect the right to ...
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 ...
94 min
The First Amendment speech debate on college ca...
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 ...
39 min
The meaning of “one person, one vote”
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
Is the death penalty unconstitutional?
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 ...
45 min
The first 10 years of the Roberts Court
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 ...
42 min
A reasoned debate about the Second Amendment
Adam Winkler and Nelson Lund on the right to bear arms
49 min
Is the Constitution color-blind?
Featuring Theodore Shaw and Michael Rosman
55 min
The Constitution and the world
Oona Hathaway and Michael Paulsen on foreign laws and the Constitution
48 min
What’s next at the Supreme Court?
A preview of the 2015 Supreme Court term
51 min
When religious liberty conflicts with LGBT righ...
A debate on the Kim Davis saga
45 min
Explore the new Interactive Constitution
National Constitution Center's Jeffrey Rosen introduces the Center's online Interactive Constitution.
47 min
Obamacare, Kim Davis, and religious exemptions
Constitutional challenges to the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate
47 min
The Constitution on the 2016 campaign trail
What the 2016 presidential candidates are saying about the Constitution
46 min
Texas H.B. 2 and the right to an abortion
A constitutional challenge to a Texas law regulating abortion providers.
37 min
The 14th Amendment and birthright citizenship
Current debate over the children of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally
47 min
Why the Innocent Plead Guilty
Public misconceptions and systemic failings of America’s criminal justice system
65 min
The history and legacy of the 13th Amendment
Jeffrey Rosen is joined by David Rubenstein
60 min
Is the Iran nuclear deal constitutional?
The Iran nuclear deal and the constitutional questions about its passage
47 min
Voting rights on trial in North Carolina
The 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act approaches
52 min
Everything You Need to Know About The Constitut...
Myriad issues, history, and opinions related to the First and Fourth Amendments
53 min
Perspectives on a historic Supreme Court term
Looking back at the 2014 term
56 min
The Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriag...
The constitutional aspects of the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage and election redistricting decisions
58 min
Analyzing the Obamacare Supreme Court decision
Obamacare tax subsidies upheld in about three dozen states
40 min
Supreme Court rules on license plates, church s...
Four big Supreme Court cases, including decisions on vanity license plates and church signs
49 min
Zivotofsky: Which branch controls foreign affairs?
A major ruling on the separation of powers
47 min
Reviewing the Supreme Court’s first week of June
The Supreme Court’s headscarf and Facebook decisions
43 min
Donor disclosure and anonymous speech
Controversy over non-profits being forced to release the names of anonymous donors
46 min
Jeffrey Rosen answers questions about the Supre...
Questions about the Supreme Court and other matters
41 min
The Courts, The Constitution and Phone Metadata
The constitutional future of the Patriot Act’s controversial Section 215
45 min
Capital punishment returns to the Supreme Court
Supreme Court case about the use of lethal injection
52 min
Debating the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ...
Historic arguments about same-sex marriage in the Supreme Court
44 min
The Fourth Amendment and police dog searches
Another big Supreme Court decision about the Fourth Amendment and police dogs
39 min
The fight for freedom in the 21st century
Leaders across the ideological spectrum on the meaning of freedom today and tomorrow
65 min
The constitutional debate over state RFRA laws
The national debate over state RFRA laws
42 min
The Confederate license plate debate
The right of Texas to ban state-issued license plates
35 min
The First Amendment and racist speech on colleg...
With Jeffrey Rosen
47 min
The President, Congress, Iran and the Constitution
The roles of the President and Congress in conducting America’s foreign policy.
47 min
Experts analyze the Supreme Court case about Ob...
Core constitutional arguments in the latest Obamacare challenge at the Supreme Court
43 min
Who holds the redistricting power?
The future of the legislative redistricting process
47 min
Obama’s Immigration policy at a legal crossroads
President Obama's new immigration policies
38 min
Presidential powers and the Constitution
A special Presidents Day podcast
26 min
Learn about our new bipartisan effort to promot...
An important new project to promote constitutional awareness
27 min
Jeff Rosen answers your constitutional questions
Constitutional conventions, creating new states
47 min
Should elected judges be allowed to ask for don...
State-level judges who run for office, and want to raise campaign funds
38 min
Charlie Hebdo and the freedom of speech
With Jeffrey Rosen
24 min
Judicial rulings and the evaluation of laws
When is it appropriate for the courts to strike down laws passed by a legislature
35 min
The Constitution and the CIA interrogation report
Constitutional aspects of the CIA’s detainment and interrogation of terrorists
36 min
The aftermath of Ferguson for the legal system
Constitutional and legal fallout from the Ferguson and Staten Island situations
36 min
Free speech, Facebook and the Supreme Court
A potential landmark Supreme Court case involving Facebook and free speech
32 min
Experts analyze President Obama’s immigration a...
President Obama’s speech and executive orders about immigration
40 min
The Supreme Court considers racial gerrymandering
Roles of race and party in determining election districts
30 min
The discussion over the Supreme Court, passport...
The use of the word “Israel” on a passport
44 min
Jeffrey Rosen answers your Bill of Rights quest...
Visitor questions about the Bill of Rights
39 min
The Supreme Court tackles prison beards and rel...
The limits of religious liberty in a secular society
23 min
The real scoop on “The Roosevelts”
Jeffrey Rosen with Geoffrey Ward
74 min
Eastman and Hasen on the Voting Rights debate
Voting rights and the Constitution
24 min
How our federal judicial system was born
The 225th anniversary of the Act that established our federal judicial system
37 min
John Yoo and Ilya Somin discuss Obama and the W...
Redefining the Constitution by limiting congressional input
37 min
Online privacy for public figures in the social...
Protection from online hackers who repost content on websites
33 min
Ask Jeff Rosen, Episode 2: Congress and the Con...
Questions about the 14th Amendment
33 min