The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land, and throughout history, legal provisions like the First Amendment and Second Amendment have taken center stage. But what about the lesser-known parts of our Constitution? In this edition of the BU Law podcast, host David Yas, a BU Law alum, former publisher of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and a V.P. at Bernstein Global Wealth, welcomes law professor and humorist Jay Wexler to discuss his new book, The Odd Clauses: Understanding the Constitution Through Ten of its Most Curious Provisions. In a wide-ranging conversation, they touch on constitutional oddities such as the Titles of Nobility Clause and the Letters of Marque Clause, and discuss instances where these long-ignored provisions have suddenly become headline news after decades or centuries in hibernation.
A major blow to the National Health Care Law! Just this week in Richmond, Virginia, U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson determined a central provision of the national health care law, the Affordable Care Act, to be unconstitutional. Attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome health care law expert Professor Timothy S. Jost from the Washington and Lee University School of Law and Adam Winkler, a constitutional law specialist from UCLA Law School, to discuss this recent ruling, the constitutionality of this provision and the health care law and the impact of this ruling on other states and those in need of health care.
In this edition of the Boston University School of Law podcast, host and media veteran, Dan Rea of WBZ-Radio 1030 welcomes an expert on constitutional law, theory and interpretation, Professor James E. Fleming to discuss his new book, Constitutional Interpretation: The Basic Questions. Dan & Professor Fleming will discuss constitutional interpretation, who is qualified to interpret the Constitution and partisan approaches to constitutional interpretation.