Podcasts

Will the President’s travel ban hold up in court?

Leah Litman of the University of California, Irvine, and Earl Maltz of Rutgers University discuss the latest legal developments and how the ban may ultimately fare at the Supreme Court.

May 18, 2017

Exploring the debate over ‘sanctuary cities’

Elizabeth Price Foley of Florida International University and Cristina Rodriguez of Yale University discuss President Trump's executive order on immigration and how Congress could respond to sanctuary cities going forward.

May 11, 2017

Extra: Is the firing of James Comey a constitutional crisis?

Josh Blackman of the South Texas College of Law in Houston and David Cole of the American Civil Liberties Union discuss what President Trump's firing of the FBI director means for our constitutional system.

May 11, 2017

James Wilson and the creation of the Constitution

Christopher Yoo of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Tom Donnelly of the National Constitution Center discuss the Pennsylvania Federalist and America's greatest proponent of popular sovereignty.

May 04, 2017

The Madisonian Constitution and the future of freedom

In excerpts from Freedom Day 2017, Mickey Edwards and Norm Ornstein reflect on the state of Congress, and George Will offers his take on the future of freedom.

April 27, 2017

Religious liberty at the Supreme Court

Marci Hamilton of the University of Pennsylvania and Hannah Smith of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty discuss the issues and best arguments in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer.

April 20, 2017

Article I and the role of Congress

In a special event at Columbia University, David Pozen of Columbia and Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz of Georgetown University discuss how to restore the separation of powers.

April 13, 2017

The history and constitutionality of the filibuster

Richard Arenberg of Brown University and Josh Chafetz of Cornell University discuss the history of the Senate filibuster and whether or not it should be eliminated.

April 06, 2017

Privacy, equality, and transgender students

Alexandra Brodksy of the National Women's Law Center and Gary McCaleb of the Alliance Defending Freedom discuss whether Title IX or the Constitution bans discrimination on the basis of gender identity.

March 30, 2017

The Gorsuch hearings and the future of the Constitution

Michael Ramsey from the University of San Diego School of Law and Eric Segall from the Georgia State University School of Law discuss the Neil Gorsuch nomination hearings.

March 27, 2017

Property rights at the Supreme Court

David Breemer of the Pacific Legal Foundation and John Echeverria of Vermont Law School discuss the issues in a big case about the Fifth Amendment’s Takings Clause.

March 16, 2017

The constitutional legacy of Prohibition

Historians Lisa Andersen and Josh Zeitz explore the history and politics of Prohibition, including its impact on federal power and civil liberties.

March 09, 2017

The future of federalism

In a special live event at Georgetown University, Josh Blackman of the South Texas College of Law in Houston and Peter Edelman of Georgetown discuss the fate of federalism in the Trump era.

March 02, 2017

Jeffrey Rosen answers your constitutional questions

The president and CEO of the National Constitution Center answers listener questions about sanctuary cities, presidential power, and more.

February 23, 2017

Presidential succession and the 25th Amendment

Akhil Reed Amar of Yale University and Norman Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute explain how succession works and how it can be improved.

February 16, 2017

Should Neil Gorsuch be confirmed to the Supreme Court?

Michele Jawando of the Center for American Progress and John Malcolm of the Heritage Foundation discuss the judge’s record and potential to shape the Court.

February 09, 2017

President Trump’s immigration order: Is it legal?

Peter Spiro of Temple University and Anil Kalhan of Drexel University explore the best arguments for and against the President’s controversial action on refugees and international travel.

February 02, 2017

Has President Trump violated the Emoluments Clause?

Brianne Gorod of the Constitutional Accountability Center and Andy Grewal of the University of Iowa discuss questions about the President’s business operations.

January 26, 2017

Offensive speech and trademarks at the Supreme Court

Deborah Gerhardt of the University of North Carolina, Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute, and Rebecca Tushnet of Georgetown University discuss a big First Amendment case.

January 19, 2017

The future of the regulatory state

Gillian Metzger of Columbia University and David Bernstein of George Mason University explain how President Trump, Congress, and the courts may challenge the power of executive agencies.

January 12, 2017

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