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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78- The Disqualification Clause
Does the 14th Amendment's Disqualification Clause apply to Trump?
Why do courts issue gag orders and when do they conflict with the First Amendment?
76- Margarine, Meadows, and Removal
What’s the connection between Trump, margarine, and Mark Meadows?
75- Comstock Zombies
19th century "zombie" laws are shambling into the abortion debate
74- On the Eve of Trump's Arraignment
The presumed criminal charges against former President Trump and role of the New York Grand Jury
73- Lies, George Santos, and the 1st Amendment
What does the Constitution say about lies, punishing lies, and punishing someone who lies to get elected?