Freedom 101.3, Ep. 13: Cohen v. California

A profane example of a protest of the draft in the Vietnam era led to an influential opinion by one of the unsung heroes of the Supreme Court’s long struggle to give definition and reality to the constitutional promis...

Freedom 101.4 Ep. 3: Constitutional Constraints on Police Interrogation

In a series of cases from the early to mid-1900s, the Supreme Court articulated constitutional limitations upon police interrogation, aiming not only to produce reliable confessions but also to regulate the morality o...

Gordon S. Wood – What Made the Founders Different

The founding fathers have a special significance in American culture different from most other countries. The ideals, aspirations and leadership that our founding fathers created still hold strong in America. Hear why...

Akhil Reed Amar – Our Jacksonian Constitution

In this talk we hear why our constitution may be more Jacksonian than we have been taught. Amar discusses why our constitution could be considered more democratic, perhaps more supportive towards slavery than intended...

Rosemarie Zagarri – Founding Mothers: How Women Shaped The Founding

In the revolutionary era, politics were not exclusively the province of men. Hear how women made an impact in America’s founding without having an official stake in government and politics. This is the fourth lecture ...