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.
Suffolk Law Constitutional Law professor and Supreme Court scholar Robert Smith discusses Immigration Reform in light of recent state regulation concerning illegal immigration.
Professor Kindregan, who teaches Family Law at Suffolk, discusses the recent lawsuit brought by the Browns, a polygamist family who star in the reality TV show “Sister Wives,” against the state of Utah challenging the state’s statute banning polygamy.
Professor Roberts and Monika Bandyopadhyay JD ’11 discuss the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project in our latest Rappaport Center Public Policy Podcast.
Suffolk Law Professor Christopher Dearborn discusses his article on the right to counsel prior to custodial interrogation, You Have the Right to an Attorney, but Not Right Now. To access the article, please visit http://bit.ly/mgMxgF.