9 episodes

What is the connection between the Uniform Code of Military Justice and the U.S. Constitution with the Bill of Rights. What are your "rights" as a Naval Officer? Do you still have rights under the Constitution?

This series of podcasts goes in depth on these questions and more. History, Political Science, Cyber, and Law Professors break down how you are impacted by these documents, and they tell you what you should know in order to do your jobs, and to be a citizen of the United States of America.

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What is the connection between the Uniform Code of Military Justice and the U.S. Constitution with the Bill of Rights. What are your "rights" as a Naval Officer? Do you still have rights under the Constitution?

This series of podcasts goes in depth on these questions and more. History, Political Science, Cyber, and Law Professors break down how you are impacted by these documents, and they tell you what you should know in order to do your jobs, and to be a citizen of the United States of America.

    Episode #1 Historical Context

    Episode #1 Historical Context

    The federal government in the early days of the nation was weak and ineffective. Citizens actually rebelled against the power of the central government by taking up arms. President George Washington knew that he needed to do something. What started as a discussion in Annapolis, ended with a new Constitution. How did the addition of the Bill of Rights impact the ratification of the Constitution? And with these rights, how is Good Order and Discipline in the military and naval service impacted. How did the Captain's ability to prescribe "Bread and Water" punishment and restricted political speech in the service interplay with a citizen sailor's rights regarding Cruel and Unusual Punishment and Free Speech?

    • 54 min
    Episode #2 Freedoms of Expression

    Episode #2 Freedoms of Expression

    We focus on four of the freedoms guaranteed by the 1st Amendment: Press, Petition, Assembly, and Speech. How are we to understand these freedoms both as citizens, and Naval Officers? What limitations exist to those guaranteed rights? Why is it acceptable for ordinary citizens to burn a flag or wear black armbands protesting war in public schools? When does the government have the right to infringe upon some of those rights, if ever? How are we supposed to understand freedom of expression in the digital age, in particular, social media?

    • 44 min
    Episode #3 Freedom of Religion

    Episode #3 Freedom of Religion

    We examine Freedom of Religion, as guaranteed by the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights. This episode is in two parts - created by Madison and his peers: the Establishment Clause, and the Exercise Clause. We ask: what factors led the United States to embrace these concepts? Have we ever been a truly secular nation? How has the relationship between government and religion changed over time? And lastly, how are we to understand freedom of religion as members of the military?

    • 39 min
    Episode #4 Search and Seizure

    Episode #4 Search and Seizure

    We look at the 4th Amendment. What does the right to privacy mean, and what rights do we have as American citizens to protection from an unreasonable search and seizure? What is the difference between “reasonable” and “unreasonable?” What rights do government actors have, both with and without a warrant? Moreover, how are we to understand what is admissible and what isn’t in a court of law?

    • 37 min
    Episode #5 Criminal Self Incrimination

    Episode #5 Criminal Self Incrimination

    What is the process of being taken into police custody? What happens to you, either as a citizen or a military member once you have been arrested? Everyone has heard of Miranda Rights – do you know where it comes from? What are 31 Bravo Rights? Finally, what is meant by Due Process?

    • 37 min
    Episode #6 Judicial Procedure

    Episode #6 Judicial Procedure

    What does judicial procedure look like as an accused citizen. What does the right to a speedy trial mean? Are there any limitations to your right to counsel? What is bail, and what is to be considered excessive? Do you know the difference between a jury and a grand jury? Lastly, how are we to understand what “cruel and unusual” really means?

    • 41 min

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