Professor Elizabeth Joh teaches Intro to Constitutional Law and most of the time this is a pretty straight forward job. But when Trump came into office, everything changed. During the four years of the Trump presidency, Professor Joh would check Twitter five minutes before each class to find out what the 45th President had said and how it jibes with 200 years of the judicial branch interpreting and ruling on the Constitution. Acclaimed podcaster Roman Mars (99% Invisible) was so anxious about all the norms and laws being tested in the Trump era that he asked his neighbor, Elizabeth, to explain what was going on in the world from a Constitutional law perspective. Even after Trump left office, there is still so much for Roman to learn. What Roman Mars Can Learn About Con Law is a weekly, fun, casual Con Law 101 class that uses the tumultuous activities of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches to teach us all about the US Constitution.
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64- Ethics and Masks
What happens when a case in front of the Supreme Court involves the spouse of one of the justices?
63- The Leaked Draft
The leaked draft majority opinion that threatens to strike down the constitutional right to abortion and potentially many other rights
62- On the Other End of the Line
Trump's improper dealing with Ukraine was what led to his first impeachment. While most of us were focused on the domestic political implications of Trump's action, the country of Ukraine was put into jeopardy in a way that many didn't fully realize until the recent Russian invasion.
61- Book Banning and the Constitution
What can the government do about the school library and the classroom and what does the Constitution say about it?
60- The Administrative State
What two SCOTUS rulings about COVID vaccine mandates tell us about the future of the Administrative State
59- A Jurisprudence of Doubt
What are the current precedents when it comes to abortion rights and how solid do they feel right now?
As a non-US citizen I enjoy this podcast immensely. It gives such a relevant way into perhaps one of the most interesting constitutions in the world. Can recommend for law nerds and political nerds alike. Roman Mars is as usual one of the greatest podcast hosts. Inquisitive and reflective.
Even for a non-American this podcast is interesting!
It's simply great
Equally enlightening, entertaining and important, Roman Mars once again has created a must-listen-to podcast!