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A Recast of ‘What Roman Mars Can Learn About Con Law’

Professor Elizabeth Joh teaches Intro to Constitutional Law and most of the time this is a pretty straight forward job. But when Trump came into office, everything changed. During the four years of the Trump presidency, Professor Joh would check Twitter five minutes before each class to find out what the 45th President had said and how it jibes with 200 years of the judicial branch interpreting and ruling on the Constitution. Acclaimed podcaster Roman Mars (99% Invisible) was so anxious about all the norms and laws being tested in the Trump era that he asked his neighbor, Elizabeth, to explain what was going on in the world from a Constitutional law perspective. Even after Trump left office, there is still so much for Roman to learn. What Roman Mars Can Learn About Con Law is a weekly, fun, casual Con Law 101 class that uses the tumultuous activities of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches to teach us all about the US Constitution. All music for the show comes from Doomtree, an independent hip-hop collective and record label based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Recastable Episodes (69)

1. 0- Intro to What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law June 8, 2017
2. 1- Judicial Legitimacy June 8, 2017
3. 2- The Appointments Clause and Removal Power June 15, 2017
4. 3- Pardon Power June 22, 2017
5. 4- The Spending Clause June 29, 2017
6. 5- Presidential Immunity July 13, 2017
7. 6- The Emoluments Clauses July 20, 2017
8. 7- Recess Appointment Power Aug. 3, 2017
9. 8- The Takings Clause Aug. 10, 2017
10. 9- Commerce Clause Aug. 17, 2017
11. 10- Impeachment Oct. 9, 2017
12. 11- War Powers Oct. 19, 2017
13. 12- Right to Dissent Nov. 2, 2017
14. 13- Criminal Justice and the POTUS Nov. 18, 2017
15. 14- Prosecuting a President Dec. 14, 2017
16. 15- Challenge Coin Dec. 28, 2017
17. 16- Defamation Jan. 14, 2018
18. 17- The 4th Amendment and the Border Jan. 25, 2018
19. 18- The Tenth Amendment Feb. 9, 2018
20. 19- The Poisonous Tree Feb. 23, 2018
21. 20- Deadly Force March 15, 2018
22. 21- Attorney Client Privilege April 27, 2018
23. 22- Posse Comitatus May 22, 2018
24. 23- President Twitter and the First Amendment June 9, 2018
25. 24- Taking the Fifth June 29, 2018
26. 25- Justice Kennedy July 6, 2018
27. 26- Roe Aug. 16, 2018
28. 27- Treason Sept. 13, 2018
29. 28- Kavanaugh Special Episode Oct. 4, 2018
30. 29- Birthright Citizenship and the 14th Amendment Dec. 4, 2018
31. 30- The 25th Amendment Dec. 31, 2018
32. 31- Executive Privilege April 18, 2019
33. 32- Contempt Power May 13, 2019
34. 33- Obstruction Sept. 21, 2019
35. 34- Foreign Affairs Oct. 18, 2019
36. 35- Confrontation Clause Nov. 15, 2019
37. 36- Bribery Dec. 23, 2019
38. 37- War Powers and Impeachment Update Jan. 25, 2020
39. 38- Prosecutorial Discretion Feb. 22, 2020
40. 39- Quarantine Powers March 17, 2020
41. 40- Jacobson and COVID April 24, 2020
42. 41- The Socially Distanced SCOTUS May 30, 2020
43. 42- Police, Race, and Federalism June 27, 2020
44. 43- The Trump SCOTUS Term Aug. 1, 2020
45. 44- The Hatch Act and The Election Aug. 29, 2020
46. 45- SCOTUS without RBG Sept. 26, 2020
47. 46- Counting Votes Oct. 31, 2020
48. 47- Lame Duck Nov. 26, 2020
49. 48- The Final Days Dec. 26, 2020
50. 49- Incitement Jan. 30, 2021
51. 50- Deplatforming and Section 230 Feb. 27, 2021
52. 51- The Capitol Mob and their cell phones March 27, 2021
53. 52- Pattern and Practice May 3, 2021
54. 53- Hate Crimes May 31, 2021
55. 54- Bong Hits for Jesus July 2, 2021
56. 55- Double Dose of Jacobson Aug. 3, 2021
57. 56- Shadow Docket Sept. 9, 2021
58. 57- The Eastman Memo Oct. 6, 2021
59. 58- Executive Privilege, SB 8 update, and Rust Nov. 1, 2021
60. 59- A Jurisprudence of Doubt Dec. 17, 2021
61. 60- The Administrative State Feb. 1, 2022
62. 61- Book Banning and the Constitution March 2, 2022
63. 62- On the Other End of the Line March 31, 2022
64. 63- The Leaked Draft May 4, 2022
65. 64- Ethics and Masks May 16, 2022
66. 65- The Second Amendment June 7, 2022
67. 66- After Dobbs June 29, 2022
68. 67- Jan 6 and the Evidence Against Trump Aug. 5, 2022
69. 68- The Longest Week Aug. 12, 2022