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The Importance of Understanding the Constitution – an Interview with Adam Winkler – Episode 319

Adam Winkler is a professor at UCLA School of Law and an expert on the Constitution. On the podcast, they discuss the left’s attack on the founding document. They also explore some of the language in the Constitution, considering the historical time of the Founders and its application now.

They differentiate between individual liberties and the “rights” that Progressives think all Americans should have. They consider states’ rights versus the federal government’s and talk about the framework put in place to limit power and change to the Constitution.

Also on the podcast, Chuck and Mark talk about the importance of understanding your rights established in the Constitution, the Austin bomber and Joe Biden threatening Trump.

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 Times, New York Review of Books, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, New Republic, Atlantic, Slate, 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.

Visit his website: https://law.ucla.edu/news-and-events/in-the-news/2018/02/we-the-corporations-by-adam-winkler/