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 47 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein zweiwöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 1 day 5 minutes


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!


 January 15, 2021  34m

Podcast 26: Impairment of Contracts

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


 January 1, 2021  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,


 December 15, 2020  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....


 December 1, 2020  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...


 November 15, 2020  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.


 November 1, 2020  38m

episode 21: Podcast 21: Article 1, Section 8 Quartering Soldiers

This section of the Michigan Constitution prohibits the State of Michigan from forcibly requiring its citizens from housing soldiers.


 October 15, 2020  12m

Episode 20: The EPGA & Gov. Whitmer

We review the Michigan Supreme Court case regarding the Executive Orders issued by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer under the Emergency Powers of the Governor Act (EPGA)


 October 2, 2020  53m

episode 19: Military Power Subordinate to Civil Power

The Michigan National Guard will be subordinate to civil authorities during times of peace.


 September 15, 2020  23m

Podcast 18: Right to Bear Arms (Part 3)

The right to bear arms may be limited in some circumstances.


 September 1, 2020  23m