The law of the land. You get used to it. Maybe you rely on it. Then, in a blink of an eye it can change. How should you think about that? Is it good, bad, or indifferent to our society when cases are overturned? What does it say about our Constitution? In this episode, Bob welcomes constitutional law professor Ilan Wurman to the show to talk, among other things…about these cases:
- Dobbs v. Jackson overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pa. v. Casey.
- Brown v. Board of Ed of Topeka overturning Plessy v. Ferguson.
- Citizen’s United v. FEC overturning Michigan Chamber of Commerce and McConnell v. FEC
- Kennedy v. Bremerton School District overturning the School Prayer Cases.
We also discuss:
- Is stare decisis part of the “judicial power”?
- Did the Founders have a theory of precedent in constitutional cases?
Don't miss this one. Find out if a law that matters a lot to you will be OVERTURNED soon.