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Exploring the Constitution with Professor Adam Winkler, Part 1 – The Preamble and Article 1 – Episode 329

We invite Professor Winkler back on Blunt Force Truth for this special series where we explore the Constitution of the United States. We take a balanced, deep dive to help Americans better understand the foundations of our country.

On this episode, Chuck, Mark and Professor cover many topics, including the statement set forth in the Preamble and the powers of Legislation from Article 1. They discuss what impeachment really means, how people without the right to vote can influence the power of others’ votes, state powers vs. federal powers – and much more.

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About the guest:

Professor Adam Winkler is a specialist in American constitutional law and history. He is the author of We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights (2018) and Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America (2011).

His scholarship has been cited in landmark Supreme Court cases, including opinions on the Second Amendment and on corporate free speech rights. His popular writing has been featured in the New York TimesNew York Review of BooksWall Street JournalWashington PostLos Angeles TimesNew RepublicAtlanticSlate, SCOTUSblog, and Daily Beast.

He is a frequent commentator about legal issues and has appeared on Face the Nation, CNN, NBC Nightly News, C-SPAN, Newshour, ABC News, All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Marketplace. He also served as co-editor of the Encyclopedia of the American Constitution (2d Edition).

Follow him on Twitter @adamwinkler.

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