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The Amendments & YOU! 18th & 21st Amendments (w/ Dr. Gordon Lloyd) show art The Amendments & YOU! 18th & 21st Amendments (w/ Dr. Gordon Lloyd)

Constitutional Chats hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

How the 18th Amendment prohibited “the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors,” and the 21st Amendment repealed the 18th Amendment and returned control of liquor laws to state and local governments. Continuing our “The Amendments and YOU!” series, Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, and Tova Love Kaplan interview Dr. Gordon Lloyd on the temperance movement, impacts on interstate commerce and federalism, and how the 21st Amendment is unique in its Constitutional impact.

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The Amendments & YOU! 14th Amendment (w/ Professor Randy Barnett) show art The Amendments & YOU! 14th Amendment (w/ Professor Randy Barnett)

Constitutional Chats hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

How the 14th Amendment ensured citizenship and equal protection of the laws in the aftermath of the Civil War, and how it still serves to protect citizens today! Continuing our “The Amendments and YOU!” series, Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, Tova Love Kaplan, and Dakare Chatman interview Professor Randy Barnett on the 14th Amendment’s context in history and its role in current events and systems, such as the COVID-19 pandemic mask debate, the criminal justice process, and interstate commerce.

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The Amendments & YOU! 16th & 17th Amendments (w/ Dr. Gordon Lloyd) show art The Amendments & YOU! 16th & 17th Amendments (w/ Dr. Gordon Lloyd)

Constitutional Chats hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

Beginning our discussion of the “Progressive Era” Amendments with how the 16th Amendment allowed a federal income tax, and the 17th Amendment changed the way U.S. Senators are selected for office to direct election. Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, Tova Love Kaplan, and Dakare Chatman interview Dr. Gordon Lloyd on how these amendments drastically increased the power of the national government by allowing Congress to levy its own taxes and removing state legislatures from the process of selecting Senators

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The Amendments & YOU! 13th & 15th Amendments (w/ Stacy Washington) show art The Amendments & YOU! 13th & 15th Amendments (w/ Stacy Washington)

Constitutional Chats hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

How the 13th Amendment abolished slavery and the 15th Amendment prohibited denying citizens the right to vote based on race, color, or previous condition of servitude. Continuing our “The Amendments and YOU!” series, Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, and student ambassadors Tova Love Kaplan and Dakare Chatman interview Stacy Washington on how these two amendments aimed to protect the rights and equality of recently emancipated slaves and persons of all races.

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Bill of Rights & YOU! Passing the Bill of Rights (w/ Professor Brion McClanahan) show art Bill of Rights & YOU! Passing the Bill of Rights (w/ Professor Brion McClanahan)

Constitutional Chats hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

Happy Bill of Rights Day! In part 10, the final installment, of our “Bill of Rights & YOU!” series, Cathy Gillespie and student ambassador Tova Love Kaplan interview Professor Brion McClanahan on the ratification process of the Bill of Rights, what proposed amendments were not ratified, and how the Bill of Rights as a whole protects Americans to this day.

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Bill of Rights & YOU! 9th & 10th Amendments (w/ George Landrith) show art Bill of Rights & YOU! 9th & 10th Amendments (w/ George Landrith)

Constitutional Chats hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

How do the 9th and 10th Amendments limit the power of the national government via the principles of federalism? In part 9 of our “Bill of Rights & YOU!” series, Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, and student ambassadors Tova Love Kaplan and Dakare Chatman interview George Landrith on how these two amendments protect the rights of the people and reserve power to the state governments.

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Bill of Rights & YOU! 6th, 7th, & 8th Amendments (w/ Judge Michael Warren) show art Bill of Rights & YOU! 6th, 7th, & 8th Amendments (w/ Judge Michael Warren)

Constitutional Chats hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

How does the Bill of Rights outline the rights of the accused and protect those working through the justice system? In part 8 of our “Bill of Rights & YOU!” series, Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, Tova Love Kaplan, and Dakare Chatman interview Judge Michael Warren on how both civil and criminal cases proceed through the court system, the role and selection of a jury, and what constitutes excessive bail for those charged, and fines and punishments for those found guilty.

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Bill of Rights & YOU! Fifth Amendment (w/ J. Eric Wise) show art Bill of Rights & YOU! Fifth Amendment (w/ J. Eric Wise)

Constitutional Chats hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

What does it mean when the Fifth Amendment provides for protection of rights to life, liberty, and property? In part 7 of our “Bill of Rights & YOU!” series, Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, and Tova Love Kaplan interview J. Eric Wise on the function of a grand jury, “double jeopardy” and the appeals process, and what it means to “plead the Fifth.”

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Bill of Rights & YOU! Fourth Amendment (w/ Cully Stimson) show art Bill of Rights & YOU! Fourth Amendment (w/ Cully Stimson)

Constitutional Chats hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

What does it mean when the 4th Amendment provides for protection against unreasonable searches and seizures? In part 6 of our “Bill of Rights & YOU!” series, Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, and Tova Love Kaplan interview Cully Stimson on what defines probable cause, what legal, “reasonable” search is, and the myriad of ways the 4th Amendment has been used in court cases, all the way up to the Supreme Court.

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Bill of Rights & YOU! Third Amendment (w/ Professor John McCurdy) show art Bill of Rights & YOU! Third Amendment (w/ Professor John McCurdy)

Constitutional Chats hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

What does it mean when the Third Amendment states, “No soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered in any house without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war but in a manner to be prescribed by law,” AKA housing soldiers? In part 5 of our “Bill of Rights & YOU!” series, Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, and Tova Love Kaplan interview Professor John McCurdy on quartering soldiers, expectations of privacy, and potential applications of the Third Amendment in the modern day.

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What is the government’s role in regulating social media and online speech? Cathy Gillespie and Constituting America Student Ambassadors Tova Love Kaplan and Dakare Chatman interview Dr. Brad Smith about free speech, Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act, and the responsibilities of individual social networks and the government.