On November 8, Americans will flock to the polls to choose the next President of the United States. All signs point to the election of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or businessman Donald Trump.
To help voters make an informed decision, We the People is proud to host “The Candidates and the Constitution,” a series of episodes in which the statements and proposals of both major candidates are compared to the text and history of the U.S. Constitution.
New episodes are released every Thursday, now through Election Day. (This post will be updated.)
Episode 5: The Second Amendment and gun rights
Joseph Blocher of Duke University and attorney Alan Gura discuss how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump may enforce or undermine the right to bear arms.
Erwin Chemerinsky of the University of California, Irvine, and Bradley Smith of Capital University explore how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump may protect or threaten the freedoms of speech and press.
Episode 3: Article V and constitutional change
Michael Rappaport of the University of San Diego and David Strauss of the University of Chicago discuss how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump could change the Constitution.
Daniel Farber of the University of California, Berkeley, and Barry McDonald of Pepperdine University discuss how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump would appoint judges and shape constitutional law.
Episode 1: Article II and the powers of the President
Michael Ramsey of the University of San Diego and Christopher Schroeder of Duke University discuss how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump understand the powers of the office they seek.