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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

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


What just happened at the Supreme Court?

6/29/2017
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Brianne Gorod of the Constitutional Accountability Center and Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute break down the busy final days of the Court's 2016-2017 term. 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 debate. Subscribe to We the People and our companion podcast, Live at...

Duration: 00:48:46


EXTRA: A celebration of Lyle Denniston

6/28/2017
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Legendary Supreme Court reporter Lyle Denniston reflects on the Court, the Constitution, and his long career. Continue today’s conversation on Facebook and Twitterusing @ConstitutionCtr. We want to know what you think of the podcast! Email us at [email protected]. Sign up to receive Constitution Weekly, our email roundup of constitutional news and debate. Subscribe to We the People and our companion podcast, Live at America’s Town Hall, on iTunes, Stitcher, or your favorite podcast...

Duration: 01:03:12


Government leaks and the Espionage Act at 100

6/22/2017
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Cybersecurity expert Paul Rosenzweig and Stephen Vladeck of the University of Texas explore the constitutional debate over leaks and their publication. 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 debate. Please subscribe to We the People and our companion podcast, Live at...

Duration: 00:56:52


Loving v. Virginia at 50

6/15/2017
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Steve Calabresi of Northwestern University and Sheryll Cashin of Georgetown University discuss the landmark case and its constitutional legacy. 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 debate. Please subscribe to We the Peopleand our companion podcast, Live at America’s Town...

Duration: 00:57:39


The soul of the First Amendment

6/8/2017
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Celebrated First Amendment attorney Floyd Abrams examines the degree to which American law protects free speech more often, more intensely, and more controversially than anywhere else in the world. Continue today’s conversation on Facebook and Twitter using @ConstitutionCtr. We want to know what you think of the podcast! Email us at [email protected]. Sign up to receive Constitution Weekly, our email roundup of constitutional news and debate. Please subscribe to We the People and our...

Duration: 01:02:08

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