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The National Constitution Center is an interactive museum, national town hall, and civic education headquarters. Steps from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell in Historic Philadelphia, the Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to the U.S. Constitution and its legacy of freedom. Join the conversation.

The National Constitution Center is an interactive museum, national town hall, and civic education headquarters. Steps from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell in Historic Philadelphia, the Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to the U.S. Constitution and its legacy of freedom. Join the conversation.
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The National Constitution Center is an interactive museum, national town hall, and civic education headquarters. Steps from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell in Historic Philadelphia, the Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to the U.S. Constitution and its legacy of freedom. Join the conversation.

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Episodes

Tax reform and the Constitution

11/16/2017
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Joseph Fiskin and Steven Willis join National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen to look at potential constitutional issues related to tax reform measures under debate at Congress. House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are currently working on a GOP tax reform bill to present to the President. Supporters of the bill argue that lowering tax rates and simplifying the tax code will boost the economy, while opponents argue that the benefits of the...

Duration: 00:53:02


Is the fight against ISIS legal?

11/10/2017
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Bruce Ackerman and Chris Fonzone join National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen to discuss a lawsuit challenging several congressional actions used to authorize United States military actions against ISIS and other terror groups. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 00:47:23


Deconstructing the administrative state

11/2/2017
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As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump ran on a platform of rolling back the “administrative state.” Since taking office, President Trump has followed through on some of his campaign promises, signing various Executive Orders aimed at undoing previous Executive Orders issued by President Obama. What will be the impact of the president’s regulatory agenda? Is Trump restoring constitutional order and checks and balances through his executive orders? Joining us to discuss these important...

Duration: 00:52:29


The Emoluments Clause in court

10/26/2017
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Josh Blackman and Jed Shugerman join the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen to discuss President Trump’s alleged violation of the Foreign and Domestic Emoluments Clauses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 00:39:27


The evolution of voting rights

10/20/2017
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Debo Adegbile and Will Consovoy join National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen to discuss constitutional challenges to the Voting Rights Act and election law. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 01:06:44


The state of the Second Amendment

10/12/2017
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In the aftermath of the Las Vegas tragedy, renewed attention has come to controversy over the constitutional status of guns in the United States and the role of the Second Amendment. Joining National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen to discuss this central question are two of the leading scholars on this subject. Saul Cornell is the Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in American History at Fordham University. Nelson Lund is University Professor at George Mason University...

Duration: 00:56:26


The future of gerrymandering

10/6/2017
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Michael Morley and Daniel Tokaji join National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen to discuss Supreme Court arguments in a potential landmark case about gerrymandering. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 00:54:28


The First Amendment and hate speech

9/28/2017
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Shannon Gilreath and Keith Whittington join National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen to discuss if the courts can regulate hate speech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 00:57:11


The Supreme Court’s next term

9/21/2017
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Michael Dorf and Ilya Shapiro join National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen to preview a potentially blockbuster Supreme Court term starting in early October. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 01:03:41


What would Madison think today?

9/14/2017
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In commemoration of Constitution Day 2017, we will explore what James Madison would think of today’s presidency, Congress, courts, and media and how we can resurrect Madisonian values today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 01:05:29


Presidential pardons and the rule of law

9/7/2017
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Brian Kalt and Margaret Love join National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen in a broad-ranging discussion about the President’s constitutional powers to issue pardons. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 00:54:40


Charlottesville and free assembly

8/31/2017
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Protests in Charlottesville, Baltimore, and Ferguson have prompted many questions about the right to protest in our country. What restrictions can governments place on assemblies? What responsibilities do governments have to protect protestors? How should we think about the right to protest in a free society? John Inazu and Burt Neuborne join National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen to discuss Charlottesville and the right to free assembly. Learn more about your ad...

Duration: 00:50:51


War powers and national security

8/25/2017
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Article I of the Constitution gives Congress the power to declare war, raise armies, and regulate forces. Yet Article II names the President the Commander-in-Chief and vests him with the executive power. Who should be in charge of the nation’s security? What does the Constitution say about the relationship between Congress and the President in wartime? With rising tensions with North Korea, Afghanistan, and the global war on terror, these questions are as important as ever. Joining...

Duration: 00:52:59


Trump, Twitter and the First Amendment

8/17/2017
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Can President Trump block citizens from following his own Twitter feed? The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University has filed suit on behalf of several Twitter users who were denied the ability to follow the President’s Twitter feed after they made comments critical of him. The Institute claims that the ban is a violation of a First Amendment right to free speech and free assembly, and that a public official’s social media page is a designated public forum. The Justice...

Duration: 00:53:05


Civil Rights And Constitutional Change

8/10/2017
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National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen moderates a special discussion about the 1963 Birmingham Church bombing and how it impacted the meaning of equality in America. In this event, held on June 16 in Philadelphia, bombing survivor Sarah Collins Rudolph, Washington Post editor and author of Kennedy and King Steven Levingston, and Philadelphia Orchestra composer-in-residence Hannibal Lokumbe spoke with Rosen about the bombing’s legacy could also bring about...

Duration: 01:04:04


George Washington’s warning to future generations

8/3/2017
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John Avlon, editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast, discusses the first president’s momentous and prescient farewell address to the nation and how the address could help reunite America through the lessons rooted in Washington’s experience as described in his new book, Washington’s Farewell: The Founding Father’s Warning to Future Generations. Michael Gerhardt, scholar-in-residence at the National Constitution Center, moderates. the discussion.

Duration: 01:13:58


Jeffrey Rosen at the Chautauqua Institution

7/27/2017
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In a special We The People podcast event, National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen talks about the importance of the Supreme Court’s future at the famed Chautauqua Institution. Rosen spoke to an enthusiastic crowd on July 26, 2017 at the Institution in the southwestern part of New York State, which was founded in 1874. Among the upcoming cases Rosen discussed were free speech and privacy issues in front of the Supreme Court during its next term, which starts in...

Duration: 01:16:15


The debate over President Trump's election commission

7/20/2017
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Deborah Archer of New York Law School and Derek Muller of Pepperdine University discuss the agenda and challenges of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. Read about the 24th Amendment on the National Constitution Center's Interactive Constitution. Continue today’s conversation on Facebook and Twitter using @ConstitutionCtr. We want to know what you think of the podcast. Email us at editor@constitutioncenter.org. Sign up to receive Constitution Weekly, our email...

Duration: 00:48:27


Should the 17th Amendment be repealed?

7/13/2017
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David Schleicher of Yale University and Todd Zywicki of George Mason University discuss the text, history, and future of this contested amendment. New essays are now available on the Constitution Center's Interactive Constitution. Read about the 17th Amendment, the 20th Amendment, the 24th Amendment, and the 25th Amendment. Continue today’s conversation on Facebook and Twitter using @ConstitutionCtr. We want to know what you think of the podcast. Email us at...

Duration: 00:47:10


The future of digital free speech

7/6/2017
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At a live event in Los Angeles, CA, Cindy Cohn of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and Eugene Volokh of UCLA discuss current debates about speech online. Continue today’s conversation on Facebook and Twitter using @ConstitutionCtr. We want to know what you think of the podcast! Email us at editor@constitutioncenter.org. Sign up to receive Constitution Weekly, our email roundup of constitutional news and...

Duration: 00:54:09

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