The Declaration of Independence and its Influence on the Constitution

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.

June 20, 2019

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.

June 13, 2019

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.

June 06, 2019

A Fetal Right to Life?: Abortion and the Constitution Part 2

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.

May 30, 2019

Will Roe be Overturned?: Abortion and the Constitution Part 1

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.

May 23, 2019

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?

May 16, 2019

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Live at America’s Town Hall

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. tells the story of Reconstruction and Redemption in conversation with NCC President and host Jeffrey Rosen.

May 09, 2019

Is Asking About Citizenship on the Census Unconstitutional?

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”, 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.

May 02, 2019

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.

April 25, 2019

The Julian Assange Indictment and the First Amendment

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.

April 18, 2019

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