with Glenn C. Smith, J.D. LL.M.
Constitutional Context — Five-minute bites of background about the Court and Constitution — provides unbiased information and context for fully understanding the Supreme Court and ongoing disputes related to democracy and constitutional law.
Learn to appreciate the complexity of constitutional questions, and make more informed decisions as voters and active citizens.
Constitutional Context is written and voiced by Professor Glenn C. Smith, a constitutional-law teacher and scholar at California Western School of Law, a visiting professor of political science at UCSD, the principal author of Constitutional Law for Dummies (Wiley 2012), and an instructor at the Osher Institute at SDSU.
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Decisions, Please! | June 2018
Wanna Bet? | June 2018
It’s Not Just Politics | May 2018
They Say Jump... | April 2018
Guns, Young Adults, and the Constitution | April 2018
A Dissenting Voice on Gun Rights | March 2018
Compelled to Speak? | March 2018
Arbitrary & Capricious | February 2018
Federalism Fights Part 3 | February 2018
Federalism Fights Part 2 | January 2018
Federalism Fights Part 1 | January 2018
Location, Location, Location | December 2017
Taxes and the “Least Dangerous Branch” | December 2017
Taking (up) The Cake (case) | November 2017
Taking A Knee and the “First Amendment” | November 2017
The Tenth Justice? | October 2017
A First-Monday-Week Firecracker! | October 2017
America’s Free-Speech Exceptionalism | September 2017
Footnote Fight | August 2017
Tradition! (Supreme Court Style) | July 2017
Comey and the Constitution | June 2017
Supreme — or Just One of Three? | June 2017
An Independence Dependent on Others | May 2017
But is it Discrimination? | April 2017
With Friends Like This | April 2017
Understanding (Legal) Standing | March 2017
What’s A Constitutional “Originalist”? | March 2017
Executive Power 101 | Feb. 2017
Attending (to the Electoral) College | Jan. 2017
San Diego and the Right to Bear Arms (Covertly) | Dec. 2016