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.


156 Pieces

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The Bill of Rights: A User’s Guide. Constitutional scholar and award-winning author Linda Monk has recently published a book that provides a conc...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2021
  • Length: 54:01
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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: Jun 04, 2021
  • Length: 53:59
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Immigration is a very constitutional issue, as well a matter of great political debate. Sometimes, we forget that it is also a human issue. Join us...

  • Added: May 28, 2021
  • Length: 54:01
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Me, Too and the Process Due. The Me, Too movement has prompted sudden and dramatic changes in American society. But does it have a dark side? We...

  • Added: May 20, 2021
  • Length: 53:59
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Cherokee People? Cherokee Tribe? Whether they are called Indigenous People, Native Americans, or American Indians, people whose ancestors lived i...

  • Added: May 14, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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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: May 07, 2021
  • 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: Apr 30, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Matt Reeves is the Director of Archaeology at Montpelier. He and Stewart discuss the next big project there: the excavation and eventual reconstru...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2021
  • Length: 54:01
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Barbara Johns Day. Virginia recently enacted “Barbara Johns Day” to celebrate the bravery of a young girl who, in the early 1950’s, led a student ...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Breaks Interstate Park, the "Grand Canyon of the South," was formed by a compact between the Commonwealths of Kentucky and Virginia. And as Park Di...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2021
  • Length: 54:03
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It's that magical time of year! Carolers, presents, and . . . Bill of Rights Day! It's December 15 - remember? Sure you do. In honor of the 228th A...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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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: Mar 25, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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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 19, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Closin’ Down Colleges. Professor Pat Baker of the University of Tennessee at Martin has noticed something troubling about small private colleges. ...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Next time on Your Weekly Constitutional. These days it seems that the words "democracy" and "truth" are mutually exclusive, but historian Sophia R...

  • Added: Mar 05, 2021
  • Length: 53:59
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Crushin’ on Jemmy. Constitutional scholar Linda Monk has a confession to make: She has a crush on James Madison. She admires his principled sta...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2021
  • Length: 53:59
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Constitutional Fault Lines. Sanford Levinson is a law professor from Texas who is very critical of our Constitution’s “structural flaws.” We inte...

  • Added: Feb 19, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Reigning in the Deep State. You’ve heard of the so-called Deep State. Is it something nefarious, or just . . . well, unconstitutional? Stewart s...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2021
  • Length: 53:59
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When They Come for You. Journalist David Kirby tells us how every level of government in the United States violates our civil liberties on a daily...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Madison’s Hand. A storm’s a-comin’ in the academic world. Actually, it’s been raging for centuries, but it recently intensified. Ever since the...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2021
  • Length: 54:00