What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law

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 years of the judicial branch interpreting and ruling on the Constitution. Hosted by acclaimed podcaster Roman Mars (99% Invisible, co-founder Radiotopia), this show is a weekly, fun, casual Con Law 101 class that uses the tumultuous and erratic activities of the executive branch under Trump to teach us all about the US Constitution. Proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.


Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 20m. Bisher sind 40 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle 3 Wochen erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts

recommended podcasts

episode 39: 39- Quarantine Powers

In a health crisis, who has the power to quarantine? And what are the limits of government intervention?



episode 38: 38- Prosecutorial Discretion

What the Roger Stone sentencing can teach us about presidential interference


 2020-02-22  34m

episode 37: 37 - War Powers and Impeachment Update

Does the President have the authority to make war without the consent of Congress?


 2020-01-25  35m

episode 36: 36- Bribery

The crime of bribery and why it's not an article of impeachment in the case of Trump


 2019-12-23  30m

35- Confrontation Clause

Does Donald Trump have a legal right to confront the whistleblower who spurred the impeachment proceedings?


 2019-11-15  29m

episode 34: 34- Foreign Affairs

Who has the legal right to make foreign policy for the United States?


 2019-10-18  29m

episode 33: 33- Obstruction

What does it mean to obstruct justice if you're the president?


 2019-09-21  26m

episode 32: 32- Contempt Power

Congress' power to force people to cooperate with their investigations


 2019-05-14  20m

episode 31: 31- Executive Privilege

It's likely that Trump will invoke Executive Privilege during the numerous investigations and inquiries into his actions. Presidents have insisted they need to keep secrets to do their job effectively since Washington, but the term "executive privilege" is relatively recent.


 2019-04-18  26m

episode 30: 30- The 25th Amendment

What does the 25th Amendment say about presidential fitness, disability, and Trump?


 2018-12-31  20m