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The podcast about threats to constitutional democracy at home and abroad. We cover breaking news about democracies breaking.

Constitutional Crisis Hotline Jed Shugerman, Julie Suk

    • Government
    • 4.3 • 6 Ratings

The podcast about threats to constitutional democracy at home and abroad. We cover breaking news about democracies breaking.

    Our Unamendable Constitution

    Our Unamendable Constitution

    In this episode, Julie and Jed talk with American historian Jill Lepore, and political scientist Zachary Elkins about whether, why, how, and when the U.S. Constitution became impossible to amend.

    • 52 min
    Diversity in Crisis? The Affirmative Action Oral Arguments

    Diversity in Crisis? The Affirmative Action Oral Arguments

    Just hours after the oral arguments on Halloween (Mon, Oct. 31st) in Students for Fair Admissions v. the University of North Carolina and Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, we asked five experts for their immediate reactions, analysis and predictions: Eleanor Brown (Penn St/Fordham Law, co-signer of Black Women Law Professors' amicus brief), Jonathan Feingold (Boston U. Law) and Vinay Harpalani (U. New Mexico Law) (co-authors of a critical legal studies brief questioning Legacy+ policies as a racial privilege), Tom Lee (Fordham Law, co-director of Fordham's Center for Asian Americans and the Law), and Kimberly West-Faulcon (Loyola Law) (expert on constitutional law and civil rights, former attorney at the NAACP). Two of our students join to ask questions: Tristan Betz and Josephine Amon.

    • 57 min
    A Constitutional Cautionary Tale: Why the New Constitution Failed in Chile

    A Constitutional Cautionary Tale: Why the New Constitution Failed in Chile

    In this episode, Julie and Jed debrief Chile’s vote in September to reject a newly drafted constitution with Samuel Issacharoff, Sergio Verdugo, and Camila Vergara.

    • 56 min
    Women Lawyers to the Rescue: Dahlia Lithwick's Lady Justice

    Women Lawyers to the Rescue: Dahlia Lithwick's Lady Justice

    In this episode of Constitutional Crisis Hotline, our guest Dahlia Lithwick talks with our students about women lawyers’ heroic efforts to save American democracy and the challenges that lie ahead.

    • 38 min
    Constitutionalism: What can we say now?

    Constitutionalism: What can we say now?

    In this episode, Julie and Jed talk with Sanford Levinson and Samuel Moyn about modern challenges to constitutionalism in the U.S. and abroad.

    • 30 min
    Introducing the Constitutional Crisis Hotline

    Introducing the Constitutional Crisis Hotline

    Join Fordham Law School professors Jed Shugerman and Julie Suk as we navigate breaking news about democracies breaking. With threats to constitutional democracy at home and abroad surfacing almost daily, Jed and Julie will have real debates assessing them. Are we in a constitutional crisis yet? Is the U.S. Constitution itself the crisis? How can the law help?

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4.3 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

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A Legal Podcast for All

Professors Julie Suk and Jed Shugerman’s podcast is a work of legal art. Its approachability makes it digestible for academics, students, and all. In inviting both distinguished guest speakers and curious students to participate in the process, the Constitutional Crisis Hotline allows us all to have a voice and to understand current legal issues. I am looking forward to more episodes!

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