15 episodes

The FedSoc Films Podcast gives audiences a deeper dive into the issues and stories featured in FedSoc Films, bringing you even more of the engaging debates, thoughtful commentary, and expert analysis from world-class scholars, legal professionals, and policymakers that you’ve come to expect from the Federalist Society.

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The FedSoc Films Podcast gives audiences a deeper dive into the issues and stories featured in FedSoc Films, bringing you even more of the engaging debates, thoughtful commentary, and expert analysis from world-class scholars, legal professionals, and policymakers that you’ve come to expect from the Federalist Society.

    Professor John Mogk | Taking Poletown

    Professor John Mogk | Taking Poletown

    In the early 1980s, General Motors found the perfect place to build a new factory in Detroit. That meant much needed jobs, economic development, and prosperity. The only problem was an entire neighborhood stood in the way. Our film Taking Poletown explores the battle between the neighborhood known as "Poletown" and the city of Detroit, along with General Motors, over the power and purpose of using eminent domain to transfer private property for "public use."

    Looking back 30 years later after two Michigan Supreme Court cases and a Michigan constitutional amendment, what lessons can we learn?

    In this episode of the FedSoc Films Podcasts we’ll revisit some of the issues discussed in the film while diving deeper into the Court case that came after the Poletown case called County of Wayne v. Hathcock. And to do this, we’ve invited Professor John Mogk, a distinguished law professor from Wayne State University in Michigan, an expert on the topic of eminent domain—especially in Michigan, and of course, Professor Mogk was also featured in our film, Taking Poletown.


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    Watch the full film Taking Poletown: A Community’s Fight Over Economic Justice & Eminent Domain on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaoessbpIIc

    Click here to learn more about Professor John Mogk: https://law.wayne.edu/profile/ac4871



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    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Twenty-First Amendment: The End of Prohibition | American Craft: What Beer Can Teach Us About Well-Crafted Laws

    The Twenty-First Amendment: The End of Prohibition | American Craft: What Beer Can Teach Us About Well-Crafted Laws

    In 1933, the Twenty-First Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified, which repealed the Eighteenth Amendment, the amendment that mandated a nationwide prohibition on alcohol.

    In this Cutting Room Floor episode, we feature author and historian Garrett Peck, who was featured in our film, “American Craft: What Beer Can Teach Us About Well-Crafted Laws,” on the Twenty-first Amendment. We’ve saved this history of the Twenty-First Amendment from the cutting room floor for the second episode of the Cutting Room Floor edition of the FedSoc Films Podcast.

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    Watch the full film, American Craft: What Beer Can Teach Us About Well-Crafted Laws, here:
    https://youtu.be/shcEv3k_NZg

    Learn more about Garrett Peck at:
    https://garrettpeck.com

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    • 7 min
    They Called Him Mr. President | American Cincinnatus: George Washington Lays Down His Sword

    They Called Him Mr. President | American Cincinnatus: George Washington Lays Down His Sword

    In February of 1789, George Washington was unanimously elected the first president of the United States. This was the first time the people of a nation had elected a president-- but what to call him? His Highness, His Excellency?

    In this Cutting Room Floor episode, we feature three experts from our film, “American Cincinnatus,” which explores the parallels between George Washington, and the Roman statesman, Cincinnatus. Professor Mathew Spalding of Hillsdale College, Professor Jeffry Morrison of Christopher Newport University, and Judge Andrew Oldham from the Fifth Circuit of Appeals. We’ve saved this conversation from the cutting room floor for the first Cutting Room Floor edition of the FedSoc Films Podcast.

    Thanks again for listening to the FedSoc Films Podcast! Be sure to rate and review us on your favorite podcast platform.

    Watch the full film, American Cincinnatus: George Washington Lays Down His Sword, here:
    https://youtu.be/UMYaDMVbZtU

    Learn more about Dr. Matthew Spalding at https://www.hillsdale.edu/staff/matthew-spaldin

    Learn more about Dr. Jeffry Morrison at: https://cnu.edu/people/jeffrymorrison

    Learn more about Judge Andrew Oldham at: https://fedsoc.org/contributors/andrew-oldham

    As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speaker.

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    • 6 min
    America’s Prohibition | American Craft: What Beer Can Teach Us About Well-Crafted Laws

    America’s Prohibition | American Craft: What Beer Can Teach Us About Well-Crafted Laws

    One century ago, a national prohibition was legalized, lasting for 13 years. This episode is inspired by our film, American Craft: What Beer Can Teach Us About Well-Crafted Laws, a documentary short that explores the story behind the craft beer renaissance and the importance of well-crafted legislation.

    What, legally speaking, was prohibition, anyway? Here to provide us with a history of America’s most sober legal moment is Garrett Peck, author, historian, and tour guide, who has written numerous books on American alcohol consumption (or lack thereof), including Prohibition in Washington, D.C.: How Dry We Weren't, The Prohibition Hangover: Alcohol in America from Demon Rum to Cult Cabernet, Capital Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in Washington, D.C, and, most recently, a chapter in Prohibition’s Greatest Myths: The Distilled Truth about America’s Anti-Alcohol Crusade.

    Thanks again for listening to the FedSoc Films Podcast! Be sure to rate and review us on your favorite podcast platform.

    Watch the full film, American Craft: What Beer Can Teach Us About Well-Crafted Laws, here:
    https://youtu.be/shcEv3k_NZg

    Learn more about Garrett Peck here:
    https://garrettpeck.com

    As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speaker.

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    • 45 min
    BONUS: Why Law School Students Should Read Locke & Montesquieu

    BONUS: Why Law School Students Should Read Locke & Montesquieu

    How did our founding fathers encounter the ideas of John Locke and Baron de Montesquieu? Today we have two professors from the film, Paul Carrese and Michael Zuckert, who are here to answer that question and give some advice to current students and what law school students should take away from these two philosophers behind the founders.

    Thanks again for listening to the FedSoc Films Podcast! Be sure to rate and review us on your favorite podcast platform.

    Watch the full film, Locke & Montesquieu: The Philosophers Behind the Founders, on YouTube at https://youtu.be/O7GvWSSMkis.

    Learn more about Paul Carrese at https://isearch.asu.edu/profile/3062537.

    Learn more about Michael Zuckert at https://politicalscience.nd.edu/people/michael-zuckert/.

    As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speaker.

    As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speaker.

    Visit www.fedsoc.org/ to learn more.

    Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/fedsoc/, on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/TheFederalistSociety, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Federalist.Society/, and Twitter at https://twitter.com/FedSoc!

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    • 12 min
    BONUS: What Did John Locke Say About Religious Toleration? [The Philosophers Behind the Founders]

    BONUS: What Did John Locke Say About Religious Toleration? [The Philosophers Behind the Founders]

    What did one Enlightenment philosopher have to say about religious toleration and how did that impact America’s founding ideas? In this episode of the FedSoc Films Podcast, Prof. Paul Carrese and Prof. Michael Zuckert discuss John Locke’s Letter Concerning Toleration and what one 17th century political philosopher had to say on the separation of Church and state.

    Thanks again for listening to the FedSoc Films Podcast! Be sure to rate and review us on your favorite podcast platform.

    Watch the full film, Locke & Montesquieu: The Philosophers Behind the Founders, on YouTube at https://youtu.be/O7GvWSSMkis.

    Learn more about Paul Carrese at https://isearch.asu.edu/profile/3062537.

    Learn more about Michael Zuckert at https://politicalscience.nd.edu/people/michael-zuckert/.

    As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speaker.

    Visit FedSoc.org to learn more!

    Follow us on Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter!

    #FedSoc​ #FedSocFilms​ #FedSocFilmsPod​ #FederalistSociety​ #DocumentaryShort​ #Documentary​

    • 21 min

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