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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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Bill of Rights & YOU! Second Amendment (w/ Professor David Kopel) show art Bill of Rights & YOU! Second Amendment (w/ Professor David Kopel)

Constitutional Chats hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

What does it mean when the Second Amendment states, “A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed,” AKA the right to bear arms? In part 4 of our “Bill of Rights & YOU!” series, Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, Tova Love Kaplan, and Dakare Chatman interview David Kopel on the right of citizens to self-defense and protection, the purpose and role of a militia, and the 2nd Amendment as an anti-tyranny docum

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Bill of Rights & YOU! First Amendment part 2: Petition, Speech, Press, Assembly (w/ Professor Erin Hawley) show art Bill of Rights & YOU! First Amendment part 2: Petition, Speech, Press, Assembly (w/ Professor Erin Hawley)

Constitutional Chats hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

The First Amendment protects our rights to freedom of speech, freedom of the press, petition the government for a redress of grievances, and peaceably assemble? In part 3 of our “Bill of Rights & YOU!” series, Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, Tova Love Kaplan, and Dakare Chatman interview Erin Hawley on the process for petitioning the government, where the idea to protect these unalienable rights originated, and using your 1st Amendment rights to make a change in your community or in the nation!

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Bill of Rights & YOU! First Amendment part 1: Freedom of Religion (w/ Professor Kevin Gutzman) show art Bill of Rights & YOU! First Amendment part 1: Freedom of Religion (w/ Professor Kevin Gutzman)

Constitutional Chats hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

What does it mean when the First Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” also known as the freedom of religion? In part 2 of our “Bill of Rights & YOU!” series, Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, and Tova Love Kaplan interview Professor Kevin Gutzman on the historical context of religious liberty in the United States, the First Amendment’s role as a Federalism provision, and more!

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Bill of Rights & YOU! History & Purpose of Bill of Rights (w/ Dr. David Bobb) show art Bill of Rights & YOU! History & Purpose of Bill of Rights (w/ Dr. David Bobb)

Constitutional Chats hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

How the Bill of Rights protects the rights of individuals and states, and the first ten amendments came to be! In part 1 of our “Bill of Rights & YOU!” series, Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, and Student Ambassadors Tova Love Kaplan and Dakare Chatman interview Dr. David Bobb, President of the Bill of Rights Institute, on the historical context and purpose of the Bill of Rights!

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Electoral College for Kids! & “We Elect a President” (w/ Tara Ross) show art Electoral College for Kids! & “We Elect a President” (w/ Tara Ross)

Constitutional Chats hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

The electoral college system can be confusing, so we did a special episode - just for kids - on how the electoral college works! Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, and Student Ambassadors Tova Love Kaplan and Dakare Chatman interview Tara Ross, author of the children's book, “We Elect a President,” on why the electoral college was created and why it’s still important today!

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Who Are Electors, & What Do They Do? (w/ Christine Pelosi & Martha Jenkins) show art Who Are Electors, & What Do They Do? (w/ Christine Pelosi & Martha Jenkins)

Constitutional Chats hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

How do electors get chosen for different states and parties, and what do they actually do in the electoral college? Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, Tova Love Kaplan, and Dakare Chatman interview Christine Pelosi, 2016 California Democrat Elector, and Martha Jenkins, 2004 & 2016 North Carolina Republican Elector, on how they were each selected, their experiences as electors, the importance of civil civic conversations, and more! Livestreamed on 09/22/2020.

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Breaking Down The Constitution: Preamble & Constitutional Convention (w/ James D. Best) show art Breaking Down The Constitution: Preamble & Constitutional Convention (w/ James D. Best)

Constitutional Chats hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

What happened when delegates from all 13 states met to write the Constitution? In Part 7 of the “Breaking Down the Constitution” series, Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, Tova Love Kaplan, & Dakare Chatman interview author James D. Best on the proceedings of the Constitutional Convention, how the Preamble serves as the “elevator pitch” for the Constitution, and more!

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Breaking Down The Constitution: Article VI & VII (w/ former US Solicitor General Paul Clement)  show art Breaking Down The Constitution: Article VI & VII (w/ former US Solicitor General Paul Clement)

Constitutional Chats hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

How the Founding Fathers made the Constitution the supreme law of the land via Article VI, and the outlined Constitution’s ratification process in Article VII! In Part 6 of the “Breaking Down the Constitution” series, Janine Turner, Jeanette Kraynak, and Lisa Williams interview former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement on the history of the supremacy clause and the scope of federal government, how the courts and justices have interpreted Article VI, and more!

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How Federalist 37 explained the intent of the Constitutional Convention to set aside differences to create a framework for a stable American government! Actress Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, and Constituting America Student Ambassadors Tova Love Kaplan and Dakare Chatman interview Professor David Kopel on Federalist Paper #37 (written by James Madison)