What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law

30 EpisodesProduced by Roman Mars

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 year… read more

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29- Birthright Citizenship and the 14th Amendment

December 4th, 2018


Trump has threatened to revoke Birthright Citizenship with an executive order. This proposed order contradicts the Fourteenth Amendment, but Trump’s tweets contend otherwise.

28- Kavanaugh Special Episode

October 4th, 2018


Some of the Constitutional considerations of the Kavanaugh confirmation process. Recorded October 2, 2018.

27- Treason

September 13th, 2018


When Trump tweets just the single word “Treason?”, probably in reference to the anonymous New York Times Op-Ed, is he using that word correctly? What does our federal Constitution say about treason? And when exactly …

26- Roe

August 16th, 2018


Trump has a second Supreme Court pick and that has a lot of people wondering about the future of Roe v. Wade. Here we look at the constitutional basis of the decision and the strange personal history of Roe.

25- Justice Kennedy

July 6th, 2018


Justice Kennedy decided to retire at the end of this Supreme Court term. Kennedy has been the swing vote on a lot of important cases. He’s mostly considered a conservative, but he has voted with the more progressive …

24- Taking the Fifth

June 29th, 2018


Trump has said the taking the fifth makes "you look guilty as hell" but lot of Trump's associates are now taking the fifth in the Russia …

23- President Twitter and the First Amendment

June 9th, 2018


Can Trump block people on Twitter? It turns out, the First Amendment has something to say about that.

22- Posse Comitatus

May 22nd, 2018


The Posse Comitatus Act limits the federal government’s ability to use the military to enforce domestic policy within the United States. However, …

21- Attorney Client Privilege

April 27th, 2018


When the office of Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, was raided by the FBI, Trump took twitter to express his concern. He wrote “Attorney-client privilege is dead!” Let’s see if it is.

20- Deadly Force

March 15th, 2018


The Fourth Amendment includes the right to be secure from “unreasonable searches and seizure.” We have some idea of how this applies to cops, but if …

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