The Michigan Constitution Podcast

Tony Snyder is a licensed attorney in the State of Michigan who offers a bi-monthly podcast on the Michigan Constitution. Here you will learn about each Article and its respective Sections, what they mean, and case law that has addressed how those provision are implemented in the day-to-day lives of citizens of Michigan.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 29m. Bisher sind 31 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein zweiwöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 15 hours 51 minutes


Podcast 30: Search & Seizure (Part 4)

A Michigan Search & Seizure case goes from the Michigan Supreme Court to the United States Supreme Court!



episode 31: E-31: Search & Seizure Part 5

We discuss exigent circumstances when police may or MAY NOT conduct a warrantless search and seizure


 2021-03-15  24m

episode 29: E-29: Search & Seizure (Part 3)

Is it considered an unreasonable seizure of a person to stay with the police, while they execute a search warrant of your home? To what extent can we give credibility to an informant regarding the information they tell the police?


 2021-02-15  28m

episode 28: E-28: Search & Seizure Part 2

This time, we address search & seizure from the police officer's point of view.


 2021-02-01  26m

Podcast 27: Search & Seizure (Part 1)

The MI Constitution has a provision which mirrors the US Constitution's 4th Amendment. But we give a little extra...sorta!


 2021-01-15  34m

Podcast 26: Impairment of Contracts

When may the State of Michigan impair a contract between two private parties?


 2021-01-01  13m

Podcast 25: Ex Post Facto (Part 2)

We will finish our conversation about Ex Post Facto laws and why substantive, versus procedural, rights are the main factor we review to determine if a law change is an ex post facto violation. We have a two prong test,


 2020-12-15  42m

Podcast 24: Ex Post Facto (Part 1)

We are continuing our coverage of Article 1, Section 10 of the Michigan Constitution. Remember, there are technically three provisions which make up this one Section. Before, we covered Bills of Attainder. Now we're going to address Ex Post Facto laws....


 2020-12-01  30m

episode 23: Podcast 23: Bills of Attainder

A bill of attainder occurs when the Michigan Legislature criminalizes something you did in the past, when it wasn't illegal to do it, and does not provide you with a judicial trial. This podcast will review situations where individuals believed the Leg...


 2020-11-15  52m

episode 22: Podcast 22: Involuntary Servitude

Some make a distasteful argument that being required to do something (or not being allowed to do something) was involuntary servitude and should be prohibited under the Michigan Constitution. But none of these cases successfully won their argument.


 2020-11-01  38m