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 Future of the Securities & Exchange Commission
Recapping oral arguments in a wide-ranging case challenging the SEC on three separate constitutional grounds.
50 min
Breaking Down the Supreme Court’s Code of Ethics
How will the new ethics rules be applied and enforced?
56 min
Native Peoples and Redefining U.S. History
Sharing audio from a recent America’s Town Hall program about new takes on the history of Indigenous peoples in America
57 min
The Constitutionality of Firearms Bans for Dome...
Recapping arguments in the biggest Second Amendment case of the year
63 min
Can a Public Official Block You on Social Media?
Recapping oral arguments in two cases about when and how the First Amendment applies when public officials use social media
60 min
The Forgotten Years of the Civil Rights Movement
Sharing an episode from our companion podcast, Live at the National Constitution Center, about the long, untold history of civil rights in America from the Founding until the 1960s.
58 min
The Founders, Demagogues, and the American Pres...
Sharing an episode from our companion podcast, Live at the National Constitution Center, about the dangers of demagogues and the presidency
61 min
Will the Supreme Court Strike Down South Caroli...
Recapping oral arguments in the Alexander v. South Carolina State Conference of the NAACP case involving claims of racial gerrymandering.
54 min
Is the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Unc...
Recapping oral arguments in a case challenging the funding structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
45 min
Previewing the Supreme Court’s October 2023 Term
Adam Liptak and Sarah Isgur join host Jeffrey Rosen to preview the Supreme Court’s upcoming term.
56 min
A Debate about Religious Liberty in America
On Constitution Day, 2023, leading scholars debate to what extent religious people have a constitutional right to exemption from obeying the law.
64 min
The First Amendment on Campus and Online
Panel 3 of the National First Amendment Summit, which was held at the National Constitution Center on September 13, 2023
41 min
The U.S. Supreme Court and Ethics Reform
Experts discuss various proposals to reform ethics rules for the Supreme Court
48 min
Is President Trump Disqualified from Office Und...
Constitutional law experts discuss whether and how Section 3 of the 14th Amendment might apply to disqualify President Trump from office
55 min
Montesquieu and the Constitution
Discussing Montesquieu’s influence on the Constitution
61 min
Civic Virtue and Citizenship
A discussion with three authors about the role of civic virtue and citizenship in democratic societies
57 min
Judge J. Michael Luttig on January 6 and the In...
A conversation with Judge J. Michael Luttig on the recent federal indictment of President Donald Trump
51 min
The Modern History of Originalism
A conversation with libertarian and conservative scholars about originalism, textualism, and how to interpret the Constitution.
58 min
The Odyssey of Phillis Wheatley
Discussing David Waldstreicher’s new book The Odyssey of Phillis Wheatley: A Poet’s Journeys Through American Slavery and Independence
62 min
Justice Gorsuch and Native American Law
Discussing recent Native American law decisions and Justice Gorsuch’s approach to these cases
60 min
303 Creative and Other Key Cases From SCOTUS’s ...
Reviewing the 303 Creative Case and key decisions from the end of Supreme Court’s 2022-23 term
53 min
The Historical Legacy of Thomas Jefferson
Discussing Thomas Jefferson’s legacy today
49 min
Live from the Aspen Ideas Festival: 2022-23 Sup...
Experts join to review the Supreme Court’s recent term
55 min
The Supreme Court Rejects the Independent State...
Breaking down the Court’s recent decision in the Moore v. Harper case
59 min
Recapping Allen v. Milligan: The Court Upholds ...
Analyzing the Supreme Court’s decision in the Allen v. Milligan case about Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act
54 min