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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69- The Mar-a-Lago Warrant
Elizabeth teaches Roman about which crimes the Justice Department is interested in as described in the Mar-a-Lago search warrant
68- The Longest Week
We go through the other Supreme Court decisions that were released the same week Roe was overturned.
67- Jan 6 and the Evidence Against Trump
What have we learned from the January 6th Committee hearings and what does is mean for a potential Justice Department investigation of Trump?
66- After Dobbs
The Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision has overturned Roe v. Wade and revoked the right to abortion, a Constitutionally guaranteed right we have had for about 50 years. What happens now?
65- The Second Amendment
The recent mass shootings and a New York gun carrying permit case calls for an examination of the current interpretation of the Second Amendment.
64- Ethics and Masks
What happens when a case in front of the Supreme Court involves the spouse of one of the justices?