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The Candidates and the Constitution: Podcast series compares Clinton and Trump to document’s text and history

October 19, 2016 by NCC Staff

 

podcast-election-series_640On November 8, Americans will flock to the polls to choose the next President of the United States. All signs point to the election of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or businessman Donald Trump.

To help voters make an informed decision, We the People is proud to host “The Candidates and the Constitution,” a series of episodes in which the statements and proposals of both major candidates are compared to the text and history of the U.S. Constitution.

All episodes below.


Episode 7: The Fourteenth Amendment and equality under the law

Elizabeth Wydra of the Constitutional Accountability Center and Earl Maltz of Rutgers University discuss how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump approach abortion, same-sex marriage, affirmative action, and more.

Episode 6: The Fourth Amendment and civil liberties

Tracey Meares of Yale University and John Stinneford of the University of Florida explore how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump approach policing and privacy.

Episode 5: The Second Amendment and gun rights

Joseph Blocher of Duke University and attorney Alan Gura discuss how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump may enforce or undermine the right to bear arms.

Episode 4: The First Amendment and the freedom of expression

Erwin Chemerinsky of the University of California, Irvine, and Bradley Smith of Capital University explore how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump may protect or threaten the freedoms of speech and press.

Episode 3: Article V and constitutional change

Michael Rappaport of the University of San Diego and David Strauss of the University of Chicago discuss how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump could change the Constitution.

Episode 2: Article III and the future of the Supreme Court

Daniel Farber of the University of California, Berkeley, and Barry McDonald of Pepperdine University discuss how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump would appoint judges and shape constitutional law.

Episode 1: Article II and the powers of the President

Michael Ramsey of the University of San Diego and Christopher Schroeder of Duke University discuss how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump understand the powers of the office they seek.

 

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