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.


111 Pieces

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The Goldwater Rule prohibits psychiatrists and psychologists from diagnosing anyone unless they have examined the patient personally. But some hea...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
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Everyone, it seems, has an opinion on immigration. The problem is that those opinions are often diametrically opposed. Enter Stewart's colleague a...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2019
  • Length: 54:01
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Seven Steps toward Revitalizing American Democracy. Many people bemoan the growing gaps in wealth and income in our country, as well as their nega...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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The Transgender Ban. Is the ban on military service for transgender people unconstitutional? Eric Merriam thinks so. He’s a law professor at the...

  • Added: May 30, 2019
  • 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: May 23, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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Some controversies never die. Soon after James Madison published his notes on the Constitutional Convention -- the most complete and thorough accou...

  • Added: May 16, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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The Trials of Nina McCall. Historian Scott W. Stern tells us the shocking story of Nina McCall, one of thousands of women arrested for “suspicion ...

  • Added: May 09, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
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Vote for US. Josh Douglas teaches at the University of Kentucky, where he studies voting in the United States. Despite the current political envi...

  • Added: May 02, 2019
  • 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: Apr 25, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
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Montpelier's African American Descendants' Project seeks to identify and create bridges to living descendants of the African American women and men...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
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Melanie Reid teaches criminal law and procedure at Lincoln Memorial University’s Duncan School of Law. Recently, she wrote an article on a surprisi...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
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As James Madison noted in 1822: "Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with...

  • Added: Apr 05, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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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 28, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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Talk of impeachment seems to be in the air these days, at least among Donald Trump's opponents. But is it likely? What, precisely, is the constitut...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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You may never have heard of Elbert Williams. We aim to fix that. Because Elbert Williams deserves to be remembered. He was the very first member of...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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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 st...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
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Congressional Oversight. Since the Democrats overwhelmed the House of Representatives with their Blue Wave, there’s been a lot of talk about inves...

  • Added: Mar 01, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
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National Emergency? What National Emergency? Is it time to stock up on bottled water and toilet paper? Or is the situation on our southern borde...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 54:01
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The Schoolhouse Gate. We’ll speak with Justin Driver, a law professor from the University of Chicago. Justin is concerned about the extent to whi...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Second Amendment Update, 2019. Lincoln Memorial University’s law school recently hosted a symposium on the Second Amendment. Stewart introduced s...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2019
  • Length: 54:01