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Professor Elizabeth Joh teaches Intro to Constitutional Law and most of the time this is a pretty straight forward job. But with Trump in office, everything has changed. Five minutes before class Professor Joh checks Twitter to find out what the 45th President has said and how it jibes with 200 years of the judicial branch interpreting and ruling on the Constitution. Hosted by acclaimed podcaster Roman Mars (99% Invisible, co-founder Radiotopia), this show is a weekly, fun, casual Con Law 101 class that uses the tumultuous and erratic activities of the executive branch under Trump to teach us all about the US Constitution. Proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law Radiotopia

    • Government
    • 4.9, 215 Ratings

Professor Elizabeth Joh teaches Intro to Constitutional Law and most of the time this is a pretty straight forward job. But with Trump in office, everything has changed. Five minutes before class Professor Joh checks Twitter to find out what the 45th President has said and how it jibes with 200 years of the judicial branch interpreting and ruling on the Constitution. Hosted by acclaimed podcaster Roman Mars (99% Invisible, co-founder Radiotopia), this show is a weekly, fun, casual Con Law 101 class that uses the tumultuous and erratic activities of the executive branch under Trump to teach us all about the US Constitution. Proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
215 Ratings

215 Ratings

phoenixinthecity ,

Back to school

Really enjoying this pod, particularly as a resource to make sense of the gong show that is US political scene right now, but more than anything, I really appreciate this as a companion pod to The West Wing, because everything I know about US politics I learned from TWW - the episode on the 25th amendment was especially insightful when thinking about President Bartlet’s diagnosis.
#barlet4america

AshraKol ,

Consitutional Law doesn't have to be boring

Combining the crushing reality of #45, interesting thought experiments, and some really good music, this podcast takes something that might be grim and turns it into something we can learn from. You might already think the President’s Tweets are bizarre and dangerous, but have you thought about their constitutional ramifications? Well, you absolutely will after listening to this podcast! Come join our fellow student and host, Roman Mars, and let Professor Elizabeth Joh make us smarter.

Captain Moderate ,

Must-Listen for all Americans

Brilliantly presented, concise, and truly interesting lessons in constitutional law. Balanced, well-informed, fact-based information, but with a clear, traditional-liberal tone. That tone should not prevent folks of all political philosophies from learning about the meaning and impact of our constitution and how it is interpreted by the courts.

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