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Podcast: Jeffrey Rosen answers your questions about constitutional interpretation

August 25, 2016 by NCC Staff


Jeffrey Rosen and Tom Donnelly
Jeffrey Rosen and Tom Donnelly

This week, We the People presents a special episode of “Ask Jeff”!

Podcast listeners—and viewers on Facebook Live—sent questions to Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center and host of We the People, on social media and right here on the Center’s blog, Constitution Daily. Jeff received and answered many great inquiries, including:

  • What are the basic approaches to constitutional interpretation?
  • Who are the most prominent proponents of a progressive, originalist approach to interpretation?
  • What constitutional issues from the Civil War and Reconstruction need more research?
  • What will Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s constitutional legacy be?
  • Would Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis have dissented in Citizens United?

The guest inquisitor was Tom Donnelly, senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Center.

This show was engineered by Jason Gregory and David Stotz. It was produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Lana Ulrich and Tom Donnelly. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.

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