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Exploring the Constitution with Professor Adam Winkler, Part 3: Article 3 – Episode 372

Chuck and Mark are joined by Professor Adam Winkler as they continue their exploration of the United States Constitution. We take a balanced, deep dive to help Americans better understand the foundations of our country.

Today, they are discussing Article 3 of the Constitution, which pertains to the United States Judicial power. Professor Winkler explains what the Founding Fathers intentions for the judicial system were and how these powers factors into other aspects of our government.

Their discussion covers the power that it grants to the U.S. Supreme Court and the processes put in place for the courts. Professor Winkler explains how the court decides what cases to take on and what type of cases they can hear, which includes how the Supreme Court cannot set their own agenda. They also discuss the check and balances that are in place to limit the powers of the Supreme Court.

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More about Professor Winkler:

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).

Connect with Professor Winkler:

Follow him on Twitter @adamwinkler.

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