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Professor Elizabeth Joh teaches Intro to Constitutional Law and most of the time this is a pretty straight forward job. But with Trump in office, everything has changed. Five minutes before class Professor Joh checks Twitter to find out what the 45th President has said and how it jibes with 200 years of the judicial branch interpreting and ruling on the Constitution. Hosted by acclaimed podcaster Roman Mars (99% Invisible, co-founder Radiotopia), this show is a weekly, fun, casual Con Law 101 class that uses the tumultuous and erratic activities of the executive branch under Trump to teach us all about the US Constitution. Proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law Radiotopia

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    • 4.7, 2.6K Ratings

Professor Elizabeth Joh teaches Intro to Constitutional Law and most of the time this is a pretty straight forward job. But with Trump in office, everything has changed. Five minutes before class Professor Joh checks Twitter to find out what the 45th President has said and how it jibes with 200 years of the judicial branch interpreting and ruling on the Constitution. Hosted by acclaimed podcaster Roman Mars (99% Invisible, co-founder Radiotopia), this show is a weekly, fun, casual Con Law 101 class that uses the tumultuous and erratic activities of the executive branch under Trump to teach us all about the US Constitution. Proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

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I love this podcast. I love how calm the professor is. I think Roman’s expletives are ok. I love this kind of knowledge but then again, I’m a liberal. We tend to love knowledge, education, evidence based decisions.

My main problem with this isn’t the show, rather that being calm, well educated, and well spoken will not bring the president down. I feel like it should be paired with a second show, or maybe ever other show, to explain how the law can disassemble the illegal behavior of a criminal and be effective. Maybe a show about prosecutors and how the take down criminals

Trump is the most sued president in the history of president and that is before he even became president. He’s a master manipulator of the press, public ways of speaking, and of the legal system. Even though I love this show and it calms me down a bit, I feel that it can lull us— me — into a sense of complacency. We are in an unfolding constitutional crisis and it remains to be seen whether we can escape it. As usual its in the hands of Republicans in the senate and whether their base is turning on the Orange one.

I’d be interested to know what the split is in this show: % of liberals who listen vs % of conservatives. I think it may also be important to have a counter point to the well spoken professor.

Good work!

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