Are the populist campaigns of businessman Donald Trump and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders also anti-constitutional? Is Texas Senator Ted Cruz a “natural-born” citizen and thus eligible for the presidency? Is Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States constitutional? And has President Barack Obama overstepped his constitutional power to make policy on immigration and gun control?
Here to provide context and commentary are two members of the Center’s Coalition of Freedom Advisory Board and returning champions on We the People.
Ilya Shapiro is a senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute in Washington and editor-in-chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review.
Michael Dorf is the Robert S. Stevens Professor of Law at Cornell University Law School.
This show was engineered and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Josh Waimberg and Danieli Evans. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.
We want to know what you think of the podcast! Email us at [email protected].
Please subscribe to We the People. While you’re in the iTunes Store, leave us a rating and review—it helps other people discover what we do.
Please also subscribe to Live at America’s Town Hall, featuring conversations and debates presented at the Center, across from Independence Hall in beautiful Philadelphia.
We the People is a member of Slate’s Panoply network. Check out all of our sibling podcasts at iTunes.com/Panoply.
Despite our congressional charter, the National Constitution Center is a private nonprofit—we receive little government support, and we rely on the generosity of people around the country who are inspired by our nonpartisan mission of constitutional debate and education. Please consider becoming a member to support our work, including this podcast. Visit constitutioncenter.org to learn more.
Recent Stories on Constitution Daily