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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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?
63- The Leaked Draft
The leaked draft majority opinion that threatens to strike down the constitutional right to abortion and potentially many other rights
62- On the Other End of the Line
Trump's improper dealing with Ukraine was what led to his first impeachment. While most of us were focused on the domestic political implications of Trump's action, the country of Ukraine was put into jeopardy in a way that many didn't fully realize until the recent Russian invasion.
When the pod first started, we needed it to understand the “legality” of the actions undertaken during the reign of the Orange One. And now, in the after times, I am still very grateful as Elizabeth
I used to live this show
When it first started this show was my favorite. As it has progressed it has turned into leftist propaganda and instead of evaluating interesting legal suppositions we are spoon fed over simplistic explanations and given watered down and poor representations of other opinions on the matter. Frankly it’s insulting
Not actual con law
Latest episode on Dobbs complains about how hard it’ll be to kill babies. Only con law they talk about is how precious precedent is… which they love over turning as long as it’s not protecting the most vulnerable amongst us… unborn babies.