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We the People
<p>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.</p>
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Two Federal Judges on How They Interpret the Co...
Chief Judge Diane Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and Judge Jeffrey Sutton of the 6th Circuit debate how the Constitution should be interpreted and discuss their experiences as Supreme Court clerks, and more, in conversation with host Jeffrey Rosen.
55 min
We the People Live: Supreme Court 2019 Term Pre...
This week, We the People partnered with SCOTUSblog's podcast SCOTUStalk for a Supreme Court preview, recorded live at the National Constitution Center. Host Jeffrey Rosen was joined by SCOTUSblog's Amy Howe and John Elwood.
59 min
The Battle for the Constitution: Live at The At...
This week, the National Constitution Center in partnership with The Atlantic launched a new web project: “The Battle for the Constitution”— a year-long exploration of the major issues and controversies surrounding the Constitution today from all sides of the debate. At the Atlantic Ideas Festival on September 25, the NCC and the Atlantic celebrated the launch with a series of panels featuring scholars, journalists and legislators.
97 min
Justice Neil Gorsuch, Live at America’s Town Hall
Justice Gorsuch discusses civics and civility, the importance of separation of powers, what originalism means to him, and why he is optimistic about the future of America with NCC President Jeffrey Rosen.
62 min
Madison vs. Mason
Profiling two Virginian Founding Fathers and parsing the differences between their constitutional visions – scholars Colleen Sheehan and Jeff Broadwater join host Jeffrey Rosen.
60 min
When Should Judges Issue Nationwide Injunctions?
What are nationwide injunctions, and are they constitutional? Two experts on nationwide injunctions, Amanda Frost of American University’s Washington College of Law and Howard Wasserman of Florida International University Law School, join host Jeffrey Rosen to dive into those questions.
49 min
The Next Big Second Amendment Case?
A challenge to a New York City gun regulation could be the Supreme Court’s first major Second Amendment ruling in almost a decade. Adam Winkler of UCLA Law and Ilya Shapiro of the CATO Institute discuss the case with host Jeffrey Rosen.
46 min
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates
Battles over the future of slavery in the nation and the territories, the nature and extent of individual rights and the meaning of equality, and whether and how the union could survive characterized the Lincoln-Douglas debates; historians Sidney Blumenthal and Lucas Morel explore the debates with host Jeffrey Rosen.
61 min
Live at America's Town Hall: George F. Will
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist George F. Will discusses his political and constitutional philosophy with Jeffrey Rosen.
63 min
The Federalists vs. the Anti-Federalists
What were the biggest constitutional debates between the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists? Scholars Jack Rakove and Mike Rappaport join host Jeffrey Rosen to explore those debates.
56 min
When does Twitter-blocking violate the First Am...
President Trump violated the First Amendment by blocking people on Twitter based on their viewpoints, according to a recent decision by the Second Circuit. Debating this decision, First Amendment experts David French and Katie Fallow join host Jeffrey Rosen.
48 min
The Constitutional Legacy of Seneca Falls
Exploring the legacy of the nation’s first women’s rights convention and the ensuing movements that shaped the Constitution, gender law experts Erika Bachiochi of the Ethics & Public Policy Center and Tracy A. Thomas of the University of Akron School of Law join host Jeffrey Rosen.
63 min
Remembering Justice John Paul Stevens
Two of Justice Stevens' former law clerks, Daniel Farber of Berkeley Law and Kate Shaw of Cardozo Law, share some favorite memories from their clerkships and remember some of the late justice's landmark majority opinions and dissents, in conversation with host Jeffrey Rosen.
46 min
What Happened After the Burr/Hamilton Duel?
On the anniversary of the duel in which Vice President Aaron Burr killed Alexander Hamilton, this episode explores Burr’s ensuing treason trial and its lasting implications today. Host Jeffrey Rosen is joined by Burr historians Nancy Isenberg and Kevin Walsh.
53 min
Supreme Court 2018-19 Term Recap
We review the Supreme Court 2018-19 term and explore Chief Justice Roberts’ newfound role as the swing justice with guests Ilya Shapiro of Cato and Leah Litman of the University of Michigan Law School. Jeffrey Rosen hosts.
56 min
Live at America's Town Hall: The Human Side of ...
Moderators Michael Lewis and Jeff Rosen sit down with current and former judges for candid conversations on how they have managed the challenges their role often requires them to face and how they have approached their work.
76 min
The Declaration of Independence and its Influen...
Exploring the influence of the Declaration of Independence on political and constitutional movements throughout American history – Danielle Allen of Harvard University and Ken Kersch of Boston College join host Jeffrey Rosen.
55 min
Should Big Tech be Broken Up?
Antitrust law experts Barry Lynn of Open Markets Institute and Mark Jamison of American Enterprise Institute discuss the new investigations into leading big tech companies and what the consequences might be for the future of antitrust.
66 min
The Constitutional Stakes of the 2020 Election
Exploring the possible consequences of the 2020 election for the Supreme Court and the Constitution—Professors Bruce Ackerman of Yale Law School and Randy Barnett of Georgetown Law join host Jeffrey Rosen.
49 min
A Fetal Right to Life?: Abortion and the Consti...
Exploring the recent Supreme Court decision in Box v. Planned Parenthood and the “fetal personhood” debate—National Review’s David French and law professor and historian Mary Ziegler join host Jeffrey Rosen.
59 min
Will Roe be Overturned?: Abortion and the Const...
Two leading lawyers on either side of the abortion debate—Kathryn Kolbert and Clarke Forsythe— dive into the history of the Supreme Court’s key abortion cases, including Roe and Casey, and analyze whether currently pending and future abortion cases might lead the Court to revisit or overturn Roe.
48 min
Are we in a Constitutional Crisis?
Adam Liptak of the New York Times and Keith Whittington of Princeton University join host Jeffrey Rosen to examine the recent conflicts between the executive and legislative branches, and answer the question: what is a constitutional crisis, and are we in one now?
61 min
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Live at America’s Town ...
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. tells the story of Reconstruction and Redemption in conversation with NCC President and host Jeffrey Rosen.
45 min
Is Asking About Citizenship on the Census Uncon...
Would adding a citizenship question to the census—which a recent lawsuit argues could dissuade people from responding to it— violate the Constitution’s enumeration clause, which requires that an “actual enumeration”, or a counting, of all Americans be performed every ten years? Does it matter how and why the question is added? Debating these questions are the Brennan Center’s Tom Wolf and Chapman University School of Law Professor John Eastman. Jeffrey Rosen hosts.
52 min
A Constitutional Recap of the Mueller Report
This episode sheds constitutional light on the Mueller report, focusing on obstruction. Host Jeffrey Rosen is joined by Mary McCord, senior litigator at Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection, and Josh Blackman, associate professor of law at the South Texas College of Law in Houston.
53 min
The Julian Assange Indictment and the First Ame...
Where does the First Amendment draw the line between constitutionally protected journalism and unlawful cyber-crime? Josh Geltzer of Georgetown University Law Center and Ben Wizner of the ACLU join host Jeffrey Rosen to debate this question that has been reignited by the indictment of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange.
48 min
Kisor v. Wilkie: A Case to Watch
How did a Vietnam War veteran’s request for disability benefits turn into one of the key Supreme Court cases of this term, one with major implications for the future of the administrative state? Jonathan Adler of Case Western Law School and Ron Levin of Washington University in St. Louis School of Law explain. Jeffrey Rosen hosts.
53 min
The Future of the Affordable Care Act
Exploring the latest challenge to the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act—experts Abbe Gluck of Yale and Tom Miller of AEI join host Jeffrey Rosen.
48 min
Will the Supreme Court End Partisan Gerrymander...
Nick Stephanopoulos, one of the attorneys in the North Carolina gerrymandering case before the Supreme Court this week and a law professor at University of Chicago, debates Hans von Spakovsky, manager of the Election Law Reform Initiative at the Heritage Foundation, on whether the Supreme Court should strike down partisan gerrymandering as violating the Constitution, and more. Jeffrey Rosen hosts.
50 min
When Can the President Claim Executive Privilege?
John Yoo of Berkeley Law and Steve Vladeck of University of Texas Law join host Jeffrey Rosen for a wide-ranging discussion on executive privilege, focusing on potential executive privilege claims by President Trump in various scenarios including the Mueller report, the House obstruction inquiry, and pending civil lawsuits against Trump.
50 min
The Death Penalty at the Supreme Court
Several key death penalty cases came before the Supreme Court this term; capital punishment experts Richard Broughton and John Bessler join host Jeffrey Rosen to analyze the cases and what they might mean for the future of the death penalty.
49 min
Should the Government Regulate Speech on Campus?
Would President Trump’s proposed executive order requiring colleges and universities to support free speech if they want federal research dollars be constitutional? And is it a good idea? Free speech on campus experts Sigal Ben-Porath and Adam Kissel join host Jeffrey Rosen to grapple with this question.
64 min
The Future of Abortion Laws at the Supreme Court
Two leading voices from organizations on different sides of today's biggest debates over abortion laws—Catherine Glenn Foster of Americans United for Life and Dr. Kelli Garcia of National Women's Law Center—explore the key cases making their way up to the Supreme Court with host Jeffrey Rosen.
58 min
Is the Presidency Too Powerful?
Have American presidents usurped greater power over time, or did Congress and the people surrender power? Listen for the answer to this and other fascinating questions about the power of the presidency as Julian Zelizer and Eric Posner join host Jeffrey Rosen.
57 min
The Tennessee Wine Case and the 21st Amendment
A lawsuit over residency requirements for retail liquor licenses in Tennessee has raised an array of legal and constitutional questions; two advocates involved in the case, Michael Bindas and John Neiman, join host Jeffrey Rosen to discuss them all.
57 min
Can the Equal Rights Amendment be Revived?
Exploring whether the Equal Rights Amendment can be revived, and the possible legal, political, and cultural effects it could bring about if ratified and added to the Constitution– Jeffrey Rosen is joined by Linda Coberly of the national ERA Coalition’s Legal Task Force and Inez Stepman of the Independent Women’s Forum.
72 min
Football, Faith, and the First Amendment
Was a high school coach unconstitutionally fired for praying on a football field? First Amendment experts Stephanie Barclay and Richard Katskee explore this question and many others with host Jeffrey Rosen.
59 min
MLK's Constitutional Legacy
Civil rights and constitution experts Ted Shaw and Michael Klarman join guest host Lana Ulrich for an exploration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s constitutional legacy.
53 min
Is the Second Amendment a “Second Class Right”?
Has the Second Amendment been adequately protected at the Supreme Court and in lower courts? Gun law experts Clark Neily and Adam Winkler join host Jeffrey Rosen to debate.
62 min
Can the President Declare a National Emergency ...
Breaking down all of the constitutional clauses, cases, and laws related to the president’s suggestion that he may declare a national emergency in order to build the wall, Jeffrey Rosen is joined by Professors Mark Tushnet and Sai Prakash.
55 min
Best of 2018: ‘Madison, the Media, and the Mob’...
Three distinguished (and unrelated) journalists—Jeff Goldberg, Jonah Goldberg, and Michelle Goldberg— join host Jeffrey Rosen to consider what James Madison might think of the media today.
55 min
Best of 2018: Doris Kearns Goodwin, Live at Ame...
Doris Kearns Goodwin sits down with Jeffrey Rosen to discuss the leadership qualities of four legendary presidents.
73 min
2018: A Constitutional Year in Review
Emily Bazelon and Josh Blackman review the biggest constitutional debates of 2018.
63 min
Cohen, Trump, and Campaign Finance Law
Campaign finance law experts Rick Hasen and Brad Smith join host Jeffrey Rosen to break down Michael Cohen's crimes and the campaign finance laws at issue.
36 min
Is the Act Protecting the Special Counsel Uncon...
Is the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act unconstitutional? Offering the arguments on both sides, Josh Geltzer and Eric Posner join Jeffrey Rosen.
54 min
LIVE AT AMERICA’S TOWN HALL: Senator Chris Coon...
Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) sits down with Jeffrey Rosen to discuss the future of the Senate and why senators don’t debate anymore.
34 min
The Bladensburg Peace Cross Case
Lawyers on both sides of the Bladensburg Peace Cross case join Jeffrey Rosen.
56 min
Free Speech and Press Cases in the Courts
David French of National Review and Katie Fallow of the Knight First Amendment Institute join Jeffrey Rosen to discuss First Amendment cases in the courts today.
58 min
The Attorney General, the President, and Congre...
Breaking down the constitutional, legal, and political repercussions of Jeff Sessions’ departure, Jeffrey Rosen is joined by Steve Vladeck and Greg Weiner.
54 min
Does the Constitution Require Birthright Citize...
Akhil Amar and Edward Erler debate the President’s proposal to revoke birthright citizenship, diving into the history of the Fourteenth Amendment’s Citizenship Clause with host Jeffrey Rosen.
64 min
Voting Rights, Election Law, and the Midterms
A partnership with Ballotpedia, this episode surveys the election law and voting rights issues most relevant to this year’s midterms.
48 min
Key Congressional Elections in History
What can the elections that realigned and redefined our nation teach us about the upcoming midterms? Jeffrey Rosen explores this question with Matthew Green and Thomas Mann.
56 min
Is There a Supreme Court Legitimacy Crisis?
Exploring the debates over the Court's legitimacy and its future, Jeffrey Rosen is joined by Professors Jennifer Mascott and Melissa Murray.
57 min
Libel, the Media, and Constitutional Legitimacy
Adam Liptak and Richard Epstein join Jeffrey Rosen to explain what libel is and how laws against it fit within First Amendment protections.
46 min
Senators Flake and Coons: The Future of the Sen...
Senators Jeff Flake and Chris Coons join Jeffrey Rosen to discuss the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings and the future of the Senate and the Supreme Court.
43 min
Supreme Court Term Preview
Exploring the cases coming before the Court in the October 2018 term, Jeffrey Rosen is joined by Brianne Gorod and Ilya Shapiro.
53 min
Should Chevron Be Overturned?
This debate over the resolution “Should Chevron be overturned?” was recorded live in New York City at the Federal Bar Association’s 2018 annual convention.
51 min
Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings Recap
How he might shape the Court if confirmed
52 min
The History of Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings
We explore the constitutional basis and history of the Supreme Court confirmation process.
57 min
What Constitutes an Impeachable Offense?
A look at an enduring debate with two leading experts
49 min
Robert Smalls: Escaping Slavery and Fighting In...
A slave who sailed his way to freedom
55 min
Harriet Scott: The Woman Behind Dred Scott v. S...
Exploring the case's personal consequences
54 min
Callie House: Reparations Advocate and Trailbla...
The extraordinary leadership of a reparations advocate
42 min
John Bingham: Father of the 14th Amendment
Looking at a little-known visionary of equal rights
52 min
The life and legacy of Frederick Douglass
About one of America’s most influential abolitionists
63 min
What is Treason?
Experts discuss the Constitution's Treason clause
69 min
The New Supreme Court
Experts debate Supreme Court
64 min
Happy 150th Birthday, 14th Amendment
Scholars discuss its history and meaning
65 min
The Legacy of Justice Anthony Kennedy
His former clerks join our podcast
63 min
The Supreme Court now: Decisions, deciders and ...
Discussing a momentous term
51 min
The Golden State Killer and Genetic Privacy
Case could have wide implications
54 min
Jeffrey Rosen Answers Questions about Self-Pard...
Popular questions posed by our listeners
49 min
The Supreme Court’s current term
Reviewing big decisions expected this month
51 min
Ken Burns: Telling Constitutional Stories
Flmmaker discusses Civil War, Reconstruction and the 14th Amendment
43 min
George Will on Madisonian Government
A conversation on federalism and the 17th Amendment
53 min
The Iran nuclear deal under Trump
Constitutional issues involved in that process
49 min
Social Media and Digital Disinformation
A discussion on social media and democracy
84 min
Eric Holder on the 14th Amendment today
Remarks on the amendment's 100th anniversary
61 min
The Supreme Court considers the travel ban case
The constitutional issues involved
44 min
Facebook and the Future of Democracy
The impact of social media on free speech
58 min
Justice Breyer on the First Amendment
A discussion about free speech cases
49 min
President Trump and the Federal Judiciary
A review of recent judicial appointments
54 min
Hamilton: The Constitutional clashes that shape...
Exploring the constitutional and political arguments
73 min
William Howard Taft and the Constitution
Experts debate timely topic
86 min
Trump, Tariffs, and Trade
Experts debate timely topic
48 min
Workplace discrimination based on sexual orient...
Is it a Title VII violation?
43 min
The United States v. Microsoft
Consumer privacy, security concerns debated
54 min
Mandatory union fees and the First Amendment
Supreme Court considers potential landmark case
51 min
A conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
A wide-ranging conversation on the 25th anniversary of her appointment
76 min
Jeffrey Rosen answers your constitutional quest...
The Ninth Amendment, church and state, and more!
48 min
History of Impeachment: From Andrew Johnson to ...
Understanding the Constitution's Impeachment Clause
51 min
The Constitution in Year One of the Trump admin...
A review of the legal cases
42 min
Federalism under President Trump
Federal, state conflicts on gambling, marijuana
47 min
Undocumented teens and abortion
Can the federal government can deny access?
48 min
Gerrymandering and American democracy
Its impact on polarization and competitive elections
47 min
The existential threat of big tech
Privacy, autonomy, and individuality in a modern world
69 min
Sexual Harassment Law Under the Constitution
Constitutional dimensions to sexual harassment law
56 min
The Constitution and the Mueller investigation
Legal experts looks at obstruction, presidentia powers issues
42 min
Net neutrality at a legal crossroads
A potential repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules
57 min
The Masterpiece Cakeshop case
The First Amendment evaluated by the Supreme Court
37 min
The future of digital privacy
The Supreme Court considers cellphone location data
69 min
Tax reform and the Constitution
What constitutional issues are under debate at Congress?
51 min
Is the fight against ISIS legal?
Army captain claims President lacks authority
44 min
Deconstructing the administrative state
The Trump administration’s efforts to roll back government
52 min
The Emoluments Clause in court
Group sues Trump over gifts
39 min
The evolution of voting rights
Constitutional challenges to the Voting Rights Act and election law
62 min
The state of the Second Amendment
Experts discuss after Las Vegas shootings
55 min
The future of gerrymandering
Supreme Court argues a landmark case
53 min
The First Amendment and hate speech
Can the courts meaningfully decide what hate speech is?
57 min
The Supreme Court’s next term
A preview of blockbuster cases
60 min
What would Madison think today?
A look at Madisonian values today
65 min
Presidential pardons and the rule of law
A debate over separation of powers and our Constitution
54 min
Charlottesville and free assembly
Discussing the right to protest in our country
50 min
War powers and national security
A debate on presidential war powers and Congress’ role in national security.
52 min
Trump, Twitter and the First Amendment
Can President Trump block citizens from following his own Twitter feed?
53 min
Civil Rights And Constitutional Change
A special event remembering the Birmingham bombing
63 min
George Washington’s warning to future generations
Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Beast discusses newest book
73 min
Jeffrey Rosen at the Chautauqua Institution
A look at two big cases at the Supreme Court next term
76 min
The debate over President Trump's election comm...
Deborah Archer and Derek Muller on the commission's agenda and challenges to it.
48 min
Should the 17th Amendment be repealed?
David Schleicher and Todd Zywicki on the text, history, and future of this contested amendment.
47 min
The future of digital free speech
Cindy Cohn, Judge Alex Kozinski, and Eugene Volokh on current debates about speech online.
54 min
What just happened at the Supreme Court?
Brianne Gorod and Ilya Shapiro on the busy final weeks of the 2016-2017 term.
48 min
EXTRA: A celebration of Lyle Denniston
"The dean of the Supreme Court press corps" reflects on the Court, the Constitution, and his long career.
63 min
Government leaks and the Espionage Act at 100
Paul Rosenzweig and Stephen Vladeck on the constitutional debate over leaks and their publication.
56 min
Loving v. Virginia at 50
Steve Calabresi and Sheryll Cashin on the landmark case and its constitutional legacy.
57 min
The soul of the First Amendment
Floyd Abrams on why America protects free speech more than any other country in the world.
62 min
EXTRA: Trump, Comey and obstruction of justice
Alan Dershowitz and Laura Donohue join our Jeffrey Rosen
35 min
Your constitutional questions, answered
National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen on the Preamble, judicial power, and more.
52 min
The life and legacy of John Marshall
Michael Gerhardt and Kevin Walsh on the influential career of the nation's longest-serving chief justice.
51 min
Will the President's travel ban hold up in court?
Leah Litman and Earl Maltz on the latest legal developments and the ban's chances at the Supreme Court.
53 min
Exploring the debate over 'sanctuary cities'
Elizabeth Price Foley and Cristina Rodriguez on the President's executive order and Congress's options going forward.
51 min
EXTRA: Is the firing of James Comey a constitut...
Josh Blackman and David Cole on what constitutes a constitutional crisis and what should happen going forward.
22 min
James Wilson and the creation of the Constitution
Christopher Yoo and Tom Donnelly on the Pennsylvania Federalist and America's greatest proponent of popular sovereignty.
56 min
The Madisonian Constitution and the future of f...
Excerpts from Freedom Day 2017 explore what James Madison would think of American democracy today.
71 min
Religious liberty at the Supreme Court
Marci Hamilton and Hannah Smith on the issues and best arguments in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer.
56 min
Article I and the role of Congress
David Pozen and Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz on restoring the separation of powers.
66 min
The history and constitutionality of the filibu...
Richard Arenberg and Josh Chafetz on the fate of the Senate's most famous rule.
65 min
Privacy, equality, and transgender students
Alexandra Brodsky and Gary McCaleb on gender identity and the law.
58 min
The Gorsuch hearings and the future of the Cons...
Michael Ramsey and Eric Segall on Neil Gorsuch's potential impact on the Supreme Court and constitutional law.
58 min
Property rights at the Supreme Court
David Breemer and John Echeverria on a big case about the Fifth Amendment's Takings Clause.
55 min
The constitutional legacy of Prohibition
Lisa Andersen and Josh Zeitz on the history and politics of America's most colorful, complex constitutional hiccup.
63 min
The future of federalism
Josh Blackman and Peter Edelman on states' rights in the Trump era.
64 min
Jeffrey Rosen answers your constitutional quest...
The president and CEO of the National Constitution Center answers listener questions about the Constitution.
45 min
Presidential succession and the 25th Amendment ...
Akhil Reed Amar and Norman Ornstein on succession and how to improve it.
49 min
Should Neil Gorsuch be confirmed to the Supreme...
Michele Jawando and John Malcolm on the nominee's record and potential to shape the Court.
50 min
President Trump's immigration order: Is it legal?
Peter Spiro and Anil Kalhan on the best arguments for and against the President's controversial action.
38 min
Has President Trump violated the Emoluments Cla...
Brianne Gorod and Andy Grewal on the President's business operations.
46 min
Offensive speech and trademarks at the Supreme ...
Deborah Gerhardt, Ilya Shapiro, and Rebecca Tushnet on a big First Amendment case.
53 min
The future of the regulatory state
Gillian Metzger and David Bernstein on challenges to the executive agencies that govern our daily lives.
43 min
A new look at America's founding
Michael Klarman and Patrick Spero on the debates that shaped the nation's creation.
58 min
President Obama's constitutional legacy
Journalists and scholars give their take on the Obama presidency.
55 min
Akhil Reed Amar on the Bill of Rights
A conversation with "America's greatest teacher of the Bill of Rights" on its 225th anniversary.
61 min
The Bill of Rights at 225
Carol Berkin and David O. Stewart on the history and legacy of the first 10 amendments to the Constitution.
53 min
Is this the end of partisan gerrymandering?
Nick Stephanopoulos and Michael Morley on a big Wisconsin case that could reach the Supreme Court.
39 min
Should we abolish the Electoral College?
Alex Keyssar and James Ceaser with the best arguments on both sides.
51 min
The state of campus free speech
Scholars and activists on the tension between free speech and diversity on college campuses.
84 min
Donald Trump and the Supreme Court
Dahlia Lithwick and Jonathan Adler on the future of the Court.
55 min
Looking ahead to the Trump presidency
Michael Dorf and Ilya Shapiro on Donald Trump and the Constitution.
57 min
The Fourteenth Amendment and equality under the...
Elizabeth Wydra and Earl Maltz on how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump approach abortion, same-sex marriage, affirmative action, and more.
49 min
The Fourth Amendment and civil liberties
Tracey Meares and John Stinneford on how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump approach policing and privacy.
56 min
The Second Amendment and gun rights
Joseph Blocher and Alan Gura on how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump understand the right to bear arms.
52 min
The First Amendment and the freedom of expression
Erwin Chemerinsky and Bradley Smith on how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump understand speech and press rights.
63 min
Article III and the future of the Supreme Court
Daniel Farber and Barry McDonald on how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump could shape the courts.
59 min
What to expect at the Supreme Court this year
John Malcolm and Michele Jawando on the October 2016 term.
47 min
Article V and constitutional change
Michael Rappaport and David Strauss on how the next President could change the Constitution.
50 min
Article II and the powers of the President
Michael Ramsey and Christopher Schroeder on the 2016 presidential candidates and executive power.
53 min
The Constitution at Guantánamo Bay
John Yoo and Karen Greenberg on the status of detainees and prospects for the prison's closure.
42 min
America's biggest constitutional crises
Historians discuss how Presidents steer the nation through troubled times.
55 min
Jeffrey Rosen answers your questions about cons...
The president and CEO of the National Constitution Center goes back to basics.
63 min
The history and meaning of the 19th Amendment
Gretchen Ritter and Susan Ware on the landmark amendment that extends voting rights to all women.
46 min
Voting rights in the courts
Hans von Spakovsky and Wendy Weiser on the scope of the right to vote in America.
57 min
The presidency of George Washington
Akhil Reed Amar, Edward Larson, and Doug Bradburn on the constitutional legacy of our nation's first President.
66 min
A constitutional history of the Democratic Party
Leading historians and legal scholars explore the history of Democrats.
39 min
A constitutional history of the Republican Party
David French and Michael Gerhardt on the history of the GOP.
49 min
Political parties and the Constitution
Two experts on American politics explore the role of parties in America.
50 min
A 'deep dive' on the Supreme Court
Leading observers of the Supreme Court weigh in on its present and future.
63 min
Making sense of an unpredictable year at the Su...
Two constitutional experts explore the biggest cases and trends of the term.
44 min
The Orlando shooting and the Constitution
Adam Winkler and Ilya Shapiro weigh in on the constitutional debates over gun control and immigration policy.
53 min
Gawker, Hulk Hogan, and the First Amendment
Two scholars of media law weigh in on the Gawker-Hulk Hogan dispute.
54 min
Hamilton, the man and the musical
Annette Gordon-Reed and Michael Klarman on "the 10-dollar Founding Father without a father."
37 min
The life and legacy of Justice Louis Brandeis
Three leading Brandeis scholars discuss the great Justice.
90 min
Jeffrey Rosen answers your questions about the ...
Jeffrey Rosen answers listener questions.
58 min
Felons and the right to vote
Roger Clegg and Erika Wood debate an issue of growing national importance.
47 min
Marijuana and the Constitution
Doug Berman and Randy Barnett on the movement to legalize pot.
54 min
Debating the laws regulating bathroom use and g...
Experts evaluate regulations and transgender rights
58 min
Bob McDonnell, public corruption, and the Supre...
Is the McDonnell case an example of justice or the overcriminalization of politics?
48 min
Is President Obama's immigration policy against...
Josh Blackman and Cristina Rodriguez debate an important Supreme Court case.
48 min
The future of free speech at the Supreme Court
Adam Liptak and Geof Stone join us for a special Freedom Day episode.
43 min
Does the Senate have a duty to hold hearings fo...
The President and Congress square off over the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland.
48 min
Religious liberty and the Obamacare contracepti...
Two experts on law and religion debate one of the biggest Supreme Court cases of the year.
48 min
Celebrating the appointment of Chief Justice Jo...
Jeffrey Rosen at the Supreme Court on John Marshall.
57 min
The constitutional and political impact of Citi...
Exploring the constitutional landscape, six years later.
46 min
In Apple v. FBI, who should win?
Apple and the FBI square off over an iPhone used in the San Bernadino shooting.
54 min
The Texas abortion case at the Supreme Court
Hosted By Jeffrey Rosen
55 min
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