Your Weekly Constitutional (Subscribable)

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Your Weekly Constitutional is a public radio show and podcast that focuses upon interesting and controversial issues in constitutional law, from gay rights to gun rights.

Produced in partnership with James Madison's Montpelier, it features interviews with knowledgeable lawyers, scholars, and others about current and historical topics, including church-state relations, states' rights, and even the constitutionality of secession.


155 Pieces

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Talkin’ with the Prez. Have you ever heard of the Miller Center of the University of Virginia? We didn’t think so. But perhaps you should have, ...

  • Added: May 22, 2020
  • Length: 53:59
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Patrick Henry of Virginia . . . and Kentucky. As we've discussed before, Patrick Henry was more than just one speech. Indeed, he played an importa...

  • Added: May 15, 2020
  • Length: 53:59
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The Original Black Elite. We’ve spoken with Elizabeth Dowling Taylor before, about her book “A Slave in the White House.” Well, Beth has kept on ...

  • Added: May 07, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
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Gerrymandering and Authoritarianism. Sometimes we start an interview thinking that we’re going to talk about one thing, and then the conversation ...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2020
  • Length: 53:59
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Academic Freedom and Free Speech. We’ve discussed free speech on campus before, focusing upon the threats posed by “political correctness.” But a...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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Barron, Baltimore, and the Bill of Rights, Part II. This is the continuation of the fascinating story behind an obscure, but vitally-important cas...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2020
  • Length: 54:01
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Barron, Baltimore, and the Bill of Rights, Part I. Some important constitutional cases grab your attention automatically – think Dred Scott or Roe...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2020
  • Length: 53:59
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This is Part Two of a two-part episode. In Part One, we told you about Kristine Bunch, who experienced the worst thing that could happen to any pa...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2020
  • Length: 53:59
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Kristine Bunch experienced the worst thing that could happen to any parent: the death of her son, Tony. But then things got worse. Much worse. S...

  • Added: Mar 26, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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Next time on Your Weekly Constitutional...comparisons are tricky things. Many people compare our current president Donald Trump to Andrew Jackson. ...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2020
  • Length: 53:59
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How to Save the Supreme Court. Ganesh Sitaraman teaches constitutional law at Vanderbilt University. Like many of us, he is troubled by current p...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2020
  • Length: 53:59
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“Domestic terrorism” has been in the news a lot lately. Many of the mass shootings we’ve recently experienced seem to have been motivated, at leas...

  • Added: Mar 05, 2020
  • Length: 53:59
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The First Impeachment. Nope. Not Andrew Johnson. It's a guy named William Blount, who was kicked out of the United States Senate more than two h...

  • Added: Feb 28, 2020
  • Length: 54:01
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For the first time, Stewart invites some of his seminar students onto the show to discuss their seminar papers. Jen Bolt has written about the per...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2020
  • Length: 53:59
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The Dancing Deputy. Ever heard of Deuntay Diggs? He’s a Watch Commander at the Sherriff’s Office in Stafford County, Virginia. As part of his du...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2020
  • Length: 53:59
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Tort Reform Update 2020. Appellate Attorney John Vail recently argued a case in the Tennessee Supreme Court presenting a very important issue: Doe...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2020
  • Length: 54:01
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The Death of Caesar. Julius Caesar died over two thousand years ago, on March 15, 44 BCE. So why are we talking about him now? Well, because our...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
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Will Boris Johnson “get Brexit done” by the January 31 deadline? Looks like it—he has an overwhelming majority in Parliament. But what will cha...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2020
  • Length: 53:59
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The Color of Law. Do you know the difference between de facto and de jure? They’re Latin terms, the first of which means “in effect,” and the sec...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2020
  • Length: 53:59
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How to Save the Supreme Court. Ganesh Sitaraman teaches constitutional law at Vanderbilt University. Like many of us, he is troubled by current p...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2020
  • Length: 53:59