2018: A Constitutional Year in Review
This episode looks back at the biggest constitutional issues of 2018—from the recent ruling striking down Obamacare, to the Emoluments Clause lawsuits, the census case, the Mueller investigation, and more. Guests Emily Bazelon and Josh Blackman join host Jeffrey Rosen to give updates about where these constitutional questions stand and forecast where they’re headed next year.
Emily Bazelon is a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine and the Truman Capote Fellow for Creative Writing and Law at Yale Law School. She is a co-host of Slate’s weekly podcast “Political Gabfest.”
Josh Blackman is Professor of Law at the South Texas College of Law Houston and an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute. He is also founder and president of the Harlan Institute and blogs at JoshBlackman.com.
Jeffrey Rosen is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Constitution Center, the only institution in America chartered by Congress “to disseminate information about the United States Constitution on a nonpartisan basis.”
- Opinion in Texas v. United States (N.D. Tex. 2018)
- Government Petition for Writ of Mandamus and Stay in District of Columbia and the State of Maryland v. Donald J. Trump (D.Md. 2018)
- Petition for a Writ of Mandamus, In re Department of Commerce
- Dissent by Justices Gorsuch, Thomas, and Alito from denial of certiorari in Andersen v. Planned Parenthood of Kansas and mid-Missouri (2018)
- Opinion in Trump v. Hawaii (2018)
- Opinion in Janus v. AFSCME (2018)
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