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The Constitution w. Jonathan Gienapp of Stanford
Episode 144th October 2023 • Riches and Power • Alex Doubet
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Imagine living in a country without a written constitution. A country in which laws are subject to whimsy or a powerful person’s interpretation and there is no recourse for an individual who does not like or agree with the outcome of various legal decisions. In the United States, we live in a system subject to a written constitution. The document is—from a historical perspective—unique, and also outlines particular ways in which the highest-level laws of our country can and do function. Today, a near-constant debate rages surrounding whether that document is frozen in time or subject to constant reinterpretation and revision. Join us as we learn about the history of the Constitution and the ongoing debate around its proper place in the country’s legal system.




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