Podcast: The Constitution in the 2016 presidential primaries

trump_sanders_640x480After thrilling contests in Iowa and New Hampshire, we turn our attention once again to the 2016 presidential campaign.

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.

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